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15 Feb 11

Ergodyne Introduces Glowear® 8940 Powercap

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GloWear® Hi-Vis LED Hats

St. Paul, Minn. (February 15, 2011) – Ergodyne announced today the official launch of the GloWear® 8940 PowerCap. This revolutionary baseball-style cap uses four state-of-the art LEDs – two in the brim for longer distance lighting (up to 50 ft.) and two under the brim for close-up tasks – to provide safe, convenient and productive hands-free project and workspace illumination.

Many attempts have been made to provide workers with hands-free lighting solutions, but none combine the features of in-brim lighting and lights concealed under the brim for both distance and detail workspace illumination. This exclusive combo is powered by four replaceable CR2032 long-life lithium batteries (included with hat) that deliver more than 30 hours of continuous light.

“The 8940 PowerCap allows workers to easily illuminate workspaces without the need to hold a flashlight or don a bulky headlamp,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO of Ergodyne. “Combine this with a stylish, comfortable cap and you have the ultimate in productive safety-enhancing hands-free lighting.”

The GloWear® 8940 PowerCap comes in ANSI 107 Class Headwear orange, ANSI 107 Class Headwear lime, black, navy, or RealTree® Camo and is available at all authorized distributors March 21, 2011. Custom embroidering of company logos is also available. For more information, visit, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features

  • Two ultra-bright LEDs in the brim; two additional LEDs concealed under brim.
  • Choose two brim LEDs for illumination up to 50 ft., two under the brim lights for close-up tasks or all four for maximum visibility.
  • LEDs emit white light, perfect for working on color-coded projects, and have a bulb life of approximately 100,000 hours.
  • Four replaceable CR2032 long-life lithium batteries (included) for more than 30 hours of continuous light.
  • ANSI 107 Class Headwear Orange, ANSI 107 Class Headwear Lime, Black, Navy or Realtree® Camo.
  • ANSI 107 hats are ANSI-compliant 150D oxford polyester with Mesh venting panels.

The 8940 PowerCap is produced under license from Waters Industries and Panther Vision LLC.

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.