Billions of batteries are thrown into landfills causing a huge amount of atmospheric pollution as they release greenhouse gases into the air. Batteries contain metals such as lithium, lead, cadmium and mercury which are hazardous when they are disposed off improperly. Scientists and manufacturers are working to produce batteries which are made from eco friendly materials, such as the Hydralight, which runs on salt water. The Hydralight is a compact, eco friendly and safe light, which has an extended usage time and much less operational costs than conventional batteries.
The tech behind Hydralight
The Hydralight runs on salt water, which is a huge step forward in reducing the use of batteries made from toxic chemicals that release dangerous gases into the atmosphere. The new technology is expected to be an eco-friendly alternative to batteries we use now.
Hydralight uses water activated hydracell appetite cells. It incorporates hackneyed amalgamate along with other environment friendly elements which when hydrated produce a continuous and strong upsurge of electrical current. This stream of current is confirmed to be strong throughout the lifetime of the hydracell. You won’t have to face any flickering lights / headlamps and dimming flashlights due to the battery. A hydralight makes battery related problems obsolete.
The technology of the Hydralight involves an elementary ion cell which is activated by ordinary salt water. To switch on the light, you just have to remove the cell from inside the lantern, and dip it in salty water for duration of 10-15 seconds, and replace the cell back inside the hydracell to get hours of instant power and light. Only a few dips in salt water can charge the hydracell for many days, giving you power that lasts for more than 250 hours.
The cells are quite durable and can be stored when they are not used. In fact, they can be kept in a dry state for a period of 25 years. Once activated, the cells can be used for a huge number of times. The light is embedded with USB ports which can be used to charge your phone and other compatible devices.
Uses of the Hydralight
The Hydralight has many uses, at home, in office and outdoors. You can take it with you on your off grid adventures, where you are far away from markets and shops to buy any supplies, or to charge batteries. The Hydralight is very useful specially when you are going for boating or fishing or cruising on the sea, as the sea has an inexhaustible supply of salt water.
When you are not by the sea or ocean, you can mix some salt into a container of water, and dip the hydracell in the mixture to take advantage of a homogeneous source of electricity.
The Hydralight may be very useful in developing countries. It provides a continuous and inexpensive source of electricity. The only requirement for a Hydralight is water, doesn’t matter if it is dirty or clean. All this makes Hydralight a convenient and viable light source for millions of poor people around the world.
It’s a very useful emergency light to have, at home and in your car.
The Hydralight design
According to the makers, there are personal lanterns, application lanterns, supercell multiple charger and lanterns, appendage lights and application downlights. The makers also offer dual flashlight styles which can be used as application powerpack.
PL-500 Salt water light and charger
This light has a USB port with an Li-ion storage which can be used to charge your cell phone. Every PL-500 is accompanied by AL-100 accessory light which is the size of your palm and has a cable which is 26 ft long.
PL-250 Salt Water Light
This light comes with the accessory light but does not have the USB port.
AL-100 Accessory light
This handy little light has 3 LED lights and has an attached 26 ft cable which can be plugged into the 2.5 mm jack which is placed on top of PL-250 or PL-500 light.
The Hydralight could be the technology that will replace harmful batteries, and provide light in inaccessible areas. It’ll help to you no matter whether you go camping or fishing or on any other adventures. People in developing countries can also benefit from this new technology, as they would not have to spend money buying batteries, apart from the initial cost.