Hydra Light International Limited (“Hydra Light”) is a world leader and pioneer in research and development of magnesium air fuel cell (“Mag-Air”) technology.
Hydra Light was born out of the founders’ desire to commercialise portable, safe and ecologically friendly alternatives to conventional batteries, and commenced operations in May 2014 to design, develop and commercialise Mag-Air technology.
Hydra Light’s Research and Development Team spent the next four years evolving and innovating the technology and developed the patented (*) water-activated HydraCell Battery Fuel Cell.
In 2019 HydraCell’s second-generation battery fuel cells were launched in specialist channels in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Throughout 2019 and into 2020, Hydra Light continued to innovate and enhance its technology and in April 2020 released its third generation HydraCell technology.
The HydraCell range of Flashlights and proprietary battery fuel cells are now being rolled out in key markets around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Germany and other select markets globally.
A continued focus on research and development will ensure an evolving range of globally leading, high performance, environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional batteries and flashlight ranges.
The HydraCell Battery Fuel Cell
The HydraCell is a water-activated oxygen fuel cell that offers longevity of shelf life, extended usage times, lower operational costs, and operates (and is disposed of) without toxic emissions.
The HydraCell technology comes in two form factors – a dip cell (dip in water) and a water reservoir (pour in water).
The HydraCell Battery Fuel Cell has many advantages over other technologies, particularly traditional dry-cell (carbon, alkaline and lithium) batteries, and kerosene, including:
Lightweight: Versus traditional batteries, making them perfect for all outdoor use
Extended use time: Generates its own power when activated, ensuring long use times and up to x10 times the traditional battery
Virtually infinite life: A long and potentially infinite shelf life before activation.
Environmentally friendly: The natural minerals and materials in the HydraCell fuel cell ensure there is no soil contamination in landfill (traditional batteries leak chemicals into the earth for decades) and the outer casing is fully recyclable.