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:

Hydracell Cell

The HydraCell Products

We have developed a line of hand-held light and power products that utilize the HydraCell.

Our Goal

Our enduring goal is to ensure that every person, particularly those living in poverty, has access to affordable light and hand-held power, for individual safety, personal well-being, and improved quality of life. And, for the preservation of our planet Earth.

According to the EPA, each year the USA throws away more than 3 billion batteries. That’s about 180,000 tons, many of which are single-use carbon and alkaline batteries – an expensive and environmentally damaging habit. Placed end to end, these batteries would circle the world six times!

Globally, over 1.2 billion people live without access to electric light and are dependent on batteries, kerosene, diesel or candles for their power and lighting needs. This issue can be resolved.

HydraCell is a real, safe, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, high performance and cheap alternative.


Hydra Light operates from its Melbourne head office, and has offices in the Philippines (R&D team) and China, and produces its products through a world-class electronics factory in Philippines and plastic injection and assembly factories in China. It has an active business development resources in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States of America.