Warm & Light Up

X-Cap is a one-size-fits-most knit hat with a light right on the front. It’s designed to keep you warm and let you see in the dark. Just push the light in to turn it on. Choose from three different intensity levels to get just the right amount of light. This lighted knit hat’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for four hours, and easily charges via USB. When the light is in the hat, a cover over the USB port keeps it protected. And when you want to wash your hat, simply pop the light out. Use the X-Cap for running or cycling, as well as when you’re shoveling the driveway, wiping snow off the car, walking the dog, reading outside at night, finding your keys—any time you need light. When it’s dark and chilly, this lighted knit hat has you covered.

X-Cap

Rechargeable Lighted Hat

Warm & Light Up

X-Cap is a one-size-fits-most knit hat with a light right on the front. It’s designed to keep you warm and let you see in the dark. Just push the light in to turn it on. Choose from three different intensity levels to get just the right amount of light. This lighted knit hat’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for four hours, and easily charges via USB. When the light is in the hat, a cover over the USB port keeps it protected. And when you want to wash your hat, simply pop the light out. Use the X-Cap for running or cycling, as well as when you’re shoveling the driveway, wiping snow off the car, walking the dog, reading outside at night, finding your keys—any time you need light. When it’s dark and chilly, this lighted knit hat has you covered.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the X-Cap to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    10/23/2015 10:16 AM

    How strong is the light? Lumens?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 10:26 AM

    @Lisa Hi Lisa! Thank you for showing interest in the X-Cap! It is 120 lumens via four LED lights and it's very strong on the highest level. Perfect for bicycling for example when you need some distance.

  • Rich
    Rich
    10/23/2015 10:36 AM

    It looks like the light shines higher than where your eyes are normally looking. How would you adjust the light downward like the headband lamps we see?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 10:45 AM

    @Rich Hi Rich! You can't adjust the light, so if you're looking down while walking you won't get the center of the light, but the light fits perfect when you see straight forward. I have never had that problem while using the hat, the light is just above your eyes and follows you around.

  • Alan
    Alan
    10/23/2015 10:38 AM

    What is the distance the light travels?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 10:53 AM

    @Alan Hi Alan! It's a hard questions to answer exact. It depends on the conditions of course, but the idea was to make a hat that had a wide angel and gave you great lightening conditions on daily tasks, not attacking the distance. A car from 1,5 mile probably won't see it. For all tasks you can do within 40-50 feet it's perfect.

  • Joan
    Joan
    10/23/2015 11:09 AM

    This would be great for hunters that have to get to their stands before sunrise!

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:16 AM

    @Joan Hi Joan! Yes! Since we're so far north here in Norway we have a lot of darkness during winter (opposite in summer, no dark at all), so it's probably natural that someone from Norway invented this product! :)

  • Rich
    Rich
    10/23/2015 11:36 AM

    But would we be confused if we saw a Dear with headlights? :)

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:41 AM

    @Rich Haha :)

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    10/23/2015 11:14 AM

    This is such a simple idea, but brilliant (no pun intended) - will be purchasing a few of these for my runner friends and myself!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 12:19 PM

    Hi Deborah, right?! It's such a great AND comfortable problem solver. You and your runner friends are going to love them as temperatures drop......(quietly sobbing)

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    10/23/2015 11:15 AM

    Does this come with an AC charger or a car charger? How long does it take to get a full charge?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:17 AM

    @Deborah Hi Deborah! You just simple charge it with a USB in your PC/MAC, it takes about four hours to get a full battery, that again lasts about four hours.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:19 AM

    @Deborah Four hours is based on the strongest level. The lightening on the smallest is about 40% less, so you get around 30-40% better battery time by using the lowest strength.

  • Tamara
    Tamara
    10/23/2015 11:18 AM

    How long does a charge last?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:20 AM

    @Tamara Hi Tamara! I wrote a bit about that just above. 4 hours on the strongest level, let's say about 5,5 hours on the lowest.

  • Wm M
    Wm M
    10/23/2015 11:24 AM

    A rechargeable battery eventually wears out. How do you remove the battery from the rest of the lighting structure to replace it, or will I have to buy another hat?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:28 AM

    @Wm M Hi WM M! At the moment we do not sell extra batteries. But the battery should last for quite a long time, it's standard 100 ampere-hours with 0,5 watt charging power.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    10/23/2015 11:29 AM

    What is the hat part made of please.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:35 AM

    @Kathryn Hi Kathryn! Materials: 65% polyester and 35% acrylic knitted fabric

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    10/23/2015 12:36 PM

    @Nicolay is the inside lined? I wouldn't want it to be itchy.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 1:59 PM

    Hi Michelle, it really just feels like your wearing a knit winter hat.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    10/23/2015 11:30 AM

    I just ordered one, but it would be really nice if they came in different colors/patterns or even different styles.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:36 AM

    @Patricia Hi Patricia! Thank you for ordering and thanks for the feedback! We'll definitely keep that in mind.

  • Milly
    Milly
    10/23/2015 11:40 AM

    @Nicolay Where is this product made?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:41 AM

    @Milly Hi Milly! Our production facilities is in China.

  • Sue
    Sue
    10/23/2015 11:45 AM

    This looks like a GREAT idea. My husband is an electrician and often has to wear a headlamp to see what he's working on. Problem is, he might have to wear it well over 4 hours, so I like someone's suggestion about it coming with an extra battery. Maybe he'll need to order two just to have a spare hat on hand! I also like the idea of different styles or colors. :)

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:50 AM

    @Sue Hi Sue! Thanks for the feedback. I have already made a request to my colleague in China, so we'll see if we can provide Grommet with extra batteries. I won't over promise though, but keep coming back here and I'll do my best. Thanks!

  • Tresa
    Tresa
    10/23/2015 12:38 PM

    @Nicolay

    Maybe offer the light insert as an option to purchase seperately... to have just the extra charged light on hand.

    I also like the idea of assorted colors and styles.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 12:42 PM

    @Tresa Thanks Tresa! Noted. This feedback is important for us and much appreciated.

  • Denise
    Denise
    10/23/2015 1:02 PM

    What a great idea! I walk my two dogs very early in the morning, as well as in the dark at night. Perfect solution to trying to juggle flashlight, pick up bags, leashes, etc. I'm off to order one!

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 1:08 PM

    @Denise Great Denise! Thanks!

  • Noelle
    Noelle
    10/23/2015 1:13 PM

    Great idea. How waterproof would you say it is. Where we live it is usually dark and cold and WET. Thx

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 1:20 PM

    @Noelle Hi Noelle! I use it in rain, but I dont want to push it either. If you take the electrical part out you can wash it on 30 degrees celcius.

  • Troy
    Troy
    10/23/2015 1:39 PM

    Does the light component feel hard against the forehead while it is installed and being worn in the hat?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 2:00 PM

    @Troy Hi Troy! No, you can feel it, but it has a solid layer of fabric in between, this was important to us while designing the product.

  • Art
    Art
    10/23/2015 1:40 PM

    Great idea. I am interested in biking and hiking. I would love to see clothes with leds and other lights and reflective features.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 2:01 PM

    @Art Hi Art! Very interesting. I'll put that in our idea bank. Thanks!

  • christine
    christine
    10/23/2015 3:50 PM

    @Nicolay I was thinking this would also be great for biking and hiking, however, it would be much better it it also had a red light in back, because we want to be as visible from behind as well as see where we're going in front. For that reason, I'm going to pass, as I was interested for the same reasons. Also, some waterproofing would not be a bad idea either.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 4:39 PM

    Hi Christine, those are some great ideas for Nicolay and co. to take back to the drawing board. Keep an eye out for any updates on site!

  • Henry
    Henry
    10/23/2015 3:15 PM

    Just wondering when are you going to add other colors such as: Black, Navy blue because I work in security and the colors we wear are black and navy blue. Therefore, I did not order your X-Cap because you only have the color gray. So when you add black and navy blur I will purchase both black and navy blue color if you ever decide to add these colors. By the way great cap!

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 3:28 PM

    @Henry Hi Henry and thank you for the feedback! This is mainly Grommet's decision. Our company, Unikia, is making 100+ new products per year. You can visit our site, but you can't order as we only sell to distributors and large retailers.

  • Dr. James T.
    Dr. James T.
    10/23/2015 5:02 PM

    Great idea Rich. Now, here is an even better one that you should be able to make quite easily. The same hat but a light on the back also. This would be perfect for bikers or ordinary people just walking after dark either alone or with somebody. Just think for a minute the possibilities. What do you think? Jim

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 5:36 PM

    Thanks for the suggestion, Dr. James T! That is a popular one so I am sure Nicolay is taking notes.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 5:44 PM

    @Mike Yes, definitely. Thank you @Dr. James T!

  • T
    T
    10/23/2015 9:38 PM

    I love the idea of this hat. I would love it if there was a way to make the light rechargeable in the car. I was wondering if there was a way you could add an emergency beacon that you could make flash red in case of emergency. It would be great for rescue workers to find someone--for example, a lost or injured hiker.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/26/2015 9:40 AM

    Hi T, thanks for the kind words and fantastic suggestions! This is exactly what Nicolay and the X-Cap were looking for on the board. Keep an eye out for updates!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

X-Cap

Rechargeable Lighted Hat

Warm & Light Up

X-Cap is a one-size-fits-most knit hat with a light right on the front. It’s designed to keep you warm and let you see in the dark.

Just push the light in to turn it on. Choose from three different intensity levels to get just the right amount of light.

This lighted knit hat’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for four hours, and easily charges via USB. When the light is in the hat, a cover over the USB port keeps it protected. And when you want to wash your hat, simply pop the light out.

Use the X-Cap for
running or cycling, as well as when you’re shoveling the driveway, wiping snow off the car, walking the dog, reading outside at night, finding your keys—any time you need light.

When it’s dark and chilly, this lighted knit hat has you covered.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the X-Cap to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    10/23/2015 10:16 AM

    How strong is the light? Lumens?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 10:26 AM

    @Lisa Hi Lisa! Thank you for showing interest in the X-Cap! It is 120 lumens via four LED lights and it's very strong on the highest level. Perfect for bicycling for example when you need some distance.

  • Rich
    Rich
    10/23/2015 10:36 AM

    It looks like the light shines higher than where your eyes are normally looking. How would you adjust the light downward like the headband lamps we see?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 10:45 AM

    @Rich Hi Rich! You can't adjust the light, so if you're looking down while walking you won't get the center of the light, but the light fits perfect when you see straight forward. I have never had that problem while using the hat, the light is just above your eyes and follows you around.

  • Alan
    Alan
    10/23/2015 10:38 AM

    What is the distance the light travels?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 10:53 AM

    @Alan Hi Alan! It's a hard questions to answer exact. It depends on the conditions of course, but the idea was to make a hat that had a wide angel and gave you great lightening conditions on daily tasks, not attacking the distance. A car from 1,5 mile probably won't see it. For all tasks you can do within 40-50 feet it's perfect.

  • Joan
    Joan
    10/23/2015 11:09 AM

    This would be great for hunters that have to get to their stands before sunrise!

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:16 AM

    @Joan Hi Joan! Yes! Since we're so far north here in Norway we have a lot of darkness during winter (opposite in summer, no dark at all), so it's probably natural that someone from Norway invented this product! :)

  • Rich
    Rich
    10/23/2015 11:36 AM

    But would we be confused if we saw a Dear with headlights? :)

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:41 AM

    @Rich Haha :)

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    10/23/2015 11:14 AM

    This is such a simple idea, but brilliant (no pun intended) - will be purchasing a few of these for my runner friends and myself!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 12:19 PM

    Hi Deborah, right?! It's such a great AND comfortable problem solver. You and your runner friends are going to love them as temperatures drop......(quietly sobbing)

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    10/23/2015 11:15 AM

    Does this come with an AC charger or a car charger? How long does it take to get a full charge?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:17 AM

    @Deborah Hi Deborah! You just simple charge it with a USB in your PC/MAC, it takes about four hours to get a full battery, that again lasts about four hours.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:19 AM

    @Deborah Four hours is based on the strongest level. The lightening on the smallest is about 40% less, so you get around 30-40% better battery time by using the lowest strength.

  • Tamara
    Tamara
    10/23/2015 11:18 AM

    How long does a charge last?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:20 AM

    @Tamara Hi Tamara! I wrote a bit about that just above. 4 hours on the strongest level, let's say about 5,5 hours on the lowest.

  • Wm M
    Wm M
    10/23/2015 11:24 AM

    A rechargeable battery eventually wears out. How do you remove the battery from the rest of the lighting structure to replace it, or will I have to buy another hat?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:28 AM

    @Wm M Hi WM M! At the moment we do not sell extra batteries. But the battery should last for quite a long time, it's standard 100 ampere-hours with 0,5 watt charging power.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    10/23/2015 11:29 AM

    What is the hat part made of please.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:35 AM

    @Kathryn Hi Kathryn! Materials: 65% polyester and 35% acrylic knitted fabric

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    10/23/2015 12:36 PM

    @Nicolay is the inside lined? I wouldn't want it to be itchy.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 1:59 PM

    Hi Michelle, it really just feels like your wearing a knit winter hat.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    10/23/2015 11:30 AM

    I just ordered one, but it would be really nice if they came in different colors/patterns or even different styles.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:36 AM

    @Patricia Hi Patricia! Thank you for ordering and thanks for the feedback! We'll definitely keep that in mind.

  • Milly
    Milly
    10/23/2015 11:40 AM

    @Nicolay Where is this product made?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:41 AM

    @Milly Hi Milly! Our production facilities is in China.

  • Sue
    Sue
    10/23/2015 11:45 AM

    This looks like a GREAT idea. My husband is an electrician and often has to wear a headlamp to see what he's working on. Problem is, he might have to wear it well over 4 hours, so I like someone's suggestion about it coming with an extra battery. Maybe he'll need to order two just to have a spare hat on hand! I also like the idea of different styles or colors. :)

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 11:50 AM

    @Sue Hi Sue! Thanks for the feedback. I have already made a request to my colleague in China, so we'll see if we can provide Grommet with extra batteries. I won't over promise though, but keep coming back here and I'll do my best. Thanks!

  • Tresa
    Tresa
    10/23/2015 12:38 PM

    @Nicolay

    Maybe offer the light insert as an option to purchase seperately... to have just the extra charged light on hand.

    I also like the idea of assorted colors and styles.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 12:42 PM

    @Tresa Thanks Tresa! Noted. This feedback is important for us and much appreciated.

  • Denise
    Denise
    10/23/2015 1:02 PM

    What a great idea! I walk my two dogs very early in the morning, as well as in the dark at night. Perfect solution to trying to juggle flashlight, pick up bags, leashes, etc. I'm off to order one!

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 1:08 PM

    @Denise Great Denise! Thanks!

  • Noelle
    Noelle
    10/23/2015 1:13 PM

    Great idea. How waterproof would you say it is. Where we live it is usually dark and cold and WET. Thx

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 1:20 PM

    @Noelle Hi Noelle! I use it in rain, but I dont want to push it either. If you take the electrical part out you can wash it on 30 degrees celcius.

  • Troy
    Troy
    10/23/2015 1:39 PM

    Does the light component feel hard against the forehead while it is installed and being worn in the hat?

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 2:00 PM

    @Troy Hi Troy! No, you can feel it, but it has a solid layer of fabric in between, this was important to us while designing the product.

  • Art
    Art
    10/23/2015 1:40 PM

    Great idea. I am interested in biking and hiking. I would love to see clothes with leds and other lights and reflective features.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 2:01 PM

    @Art Hi Art! Very interesting. I'll put that in our idea bank. Thanks!

  • christine
    christine
    10/23/2015 3:50 PM

    @Nicolay I was thinking this would also be great for biking and hiking, however, it would be much better it it also had a red light in back, because we want to be as visible from behind as well as see where we're going in front. For that reason, I'm going to pass, as I was interested for the same reasons. Also, some waterproofing would not be a bad idea either.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 4:39 PM

    Hi Christine, those are some great ideas for Nicolay and co. to take back to the drawing board. Keep an eye out for any updates on site!

  • Henry
    Henry
    10/23/2015 3:15 PM

    Just wondering when are you going to add other colors such as: Black, Navy blue because I work in security and the colors we wear are black and navy blue. Therefore, I did not order your X-Cap because you only have the color gray. So when you add black and navy blur I will purchase both black and navy blue color if you ever decide to add these colors. By the way great cap!

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 3:28 PM

    @Henry Hi Henry and thank you for the feedback! This is mainly Grommet's decision. Our company, Unikia, is making 100+ new products per year. You can visit our site, but you can't order as we only sell to distributors and large retailers.

  • Dr. James T.
    Dr. James T.
    10/23/2015 5:02 PM

    Great idea Rich. Now, here is an even better one that you should be able to make quite easily. The same hat but a light on the back also. This would be perfect for bikers or ordinary people just walking after dark either alone or with somebody. Just think for a minute the possibilities. What do you think? Jim

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/23/2015 5:36 PM

    Thanks for the suggestion, Dr. James T! That is a popular one so I am sure Nicolay is taking notes.

  • Nicolay
    Nicolay
    10/23/2015 5:44 PM

    @Mike Yes, definitely. Thank you @Dr. James T!

  • T
    T
    10/23/2015 9:38 PM

    I love the idea of this hat. I would love it if there was a way to make the light rechargeable in the car. I was wondering if there was a way you could add an emergency beacon that you could make flash red in case of emergency. It would be great for rescue workers to find someone--for example, a lost or injured hiker.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/26/2015 9:40 AM

    Hi T, thanks for the kind words and fantastic suggestions! This is exactly what Nicolay and the X-Cap were looking for on the board. Keep an eye out for updates!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.