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ILLUMAGEAR Introduces The Halo Light Personal Active Safety System

January 27, 2014

Health & Safety

SEATTLE, Wash., U.S.A. (Press Release) – January 1, 2014

ILLUMAGEAR, a Seattle-based company focused on improving individual safety in risky environments, is pleased to introduce The Halo Light, a patented 360° personal active safety system (PASS) that attaches to any hard hat, producing a halo of light around the wearer, enabling him or her to see and be seen in all directions at all times.

Built for Construction

The Halo Light is ideally suited for the construction industry. Unlike standard reflective gear, The Halo Light actively illuminates the worker and is not dependent on a secondary source of light reflecting at the right angle. Unlike headlamps, The Halo Light is designed specifically for a hard hat, lights the entire task area without adjustment, and illuminates the worker in all directions. And unlike area task lights, The Halo Light is portable and personal, illuminating the task area without shadows regardless of where the worker moves.

“There are millions of individuals who work in high-risk environments, for which the current solutions available are inadequate,” said Andrew Royal, president and chief product officer at ILLUMAGEAR. “For example, many construction workers use less durable camping head lamps that break under heavy use and burn through batteries. These head lamps do not make the worker visible. The Halo Light provides better protection for construction workers and anyone else wearing a hard hat and working in a high-risk environment.”

The Halo Light’s features:

360° halo light active illumination system

Personally visible over ¼ mile away in all directions

Fully illuminates the task area out to the visual periphery

Eliminates shadows no matter where you move

Unique tension spring-mounting system connects securely to any hard hat

Easy single button functionality

Four light modes:Normal,HI-Alert, Task, and Dim

International Protection (IP) Rating of 65 to protect against dust, dirt, and water

Rechargeable battery lasts a minimum12 hours on full power

Breakaway quick-release battery cord

Built to last in tough construction environments

One-year warranty

“The Halo Light is an amazing new tool that has the potential to revolutionize the construction industry in both safety and project delivery,” said Mark Gauger, Safety Manager, GLY Construction,Seattle,Wash.

“The Halo Light is the most unique and exciting product to come to the construction safety market in years,” said Brian Ducey, Executive Director, SmartWA Association.


ILLUMAGEAR is a Seattle-based company focused on improving individual safety in risky environments. Founded in 2012 by Max Baker and Andrew Royal, ILLUMAGEAR’s mission is to illuminate people at risk, making them safer and more prepared in any environment.

ILLUMAGEAR builds personal, active, safety systems (tools, equipment, and software solutions) that lower the risk for people operating under hazardous circumstances.

ILLUMAGEAR is focused on promoting real improvement in worker safety and bringing innovative products to market that define a new category of safety gear. ILLUMAGEAR’s first product is The Halo Light™, a patented 360º light system worn on a hardhat that produces a halo of light around the wearer enabling him or her to see and be seen in all directions at all times, especially in low light conditions.

For more information, please visit http://www.illumagear.com/.



Lisa Brandli, ILLUMAGEAR Media Relations





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