Gold, silver, aluminum, Plexiglas and hybrid pigments are materials that reflect infrared light. The atomic makeup of materials is what renders them transparent, opaque or reflective to infrared radiation. More »

According to Scientific American, all objects reflect light, but very few reflect light in a way that allows one to see an image like that seen in a mirror. This is due to a certain type of light reflection called specul... More »

Objects that have very flat and smooth surfaces reflect light the best. These includes things like glass mirrors or objects with polished metal surfaces. More »

Objects that have very flat and smooth surfaces reflect light the best. These includes things like glass mirrors or objects with polished metal surfaces. More »

Light makes colors fade because ultraviolet radiation is capable of breaking down the molecules of pigments and dyes. The long molecules that make up these colors are often unstable, and the energy that ultraviolet radia... More »

Infrared light includes a range of wavelengths, spanning from one millimeter down to 750 nanometers. The top end of wavelengths include those used for communication, and the lower ranges are those used for visible light. More »

Infrared is energy with a longer wavelength than visible light, existing just outside the range of human vision. The sun is a natural source of infrared energy, as well as many other forms of energy from across the elect... More »