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    Thursday
    Sep052019

    HydraLight "runs on water" Flashlight!

    Yep, it's the one " As Seen on TV." Here's a bit of the hype on Amazon: ACTIVATED BY WATER: Hydralight 2 in 1 doesn’t need any electric battery to charge, it runs on water and no specific type of water is required to run hydralight, any kind of water: Regular, Distilled or salt will do the job, 2 IN 1 Design: You don’t have to buy both flash light and lantern separately. Hydralight becomes flashlight and lantern. Just dip the fuel cell for 10 to 12 sec in water, shake it off, and then we're set to go, with up to 100 continuous hours on a single water dip. And it has a 25 year shelf life.

    And now the downside you don't read on the package. OMGchad said he and some of the TWiT gang learned a lot about fuel cells when he worked at the Brickhouse. The one that I never knew and will affect how you use this flashlight is this: Once activated, a fuel cell can't be turned off. So whether your flashlight is "on" or "off" the fuel cell is active. So the 100 hours of use means 100 continous hours! Basically your flashlight works for 4 days plus, then the fuel cell has to be reactived. Do this 3 times and the fuel cell is used up. A new fuel cell was $13.55 on 8/31/19! Reviews are not great on Amazon, and I'm going to return mine not only because the description doesn't mention needing to buy fuel cells that are more than half the price of the original flashlight, but because I paid for an extra fuel cell (only about $3 extra) but they did not include it.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/SKRYhtBuCYE

     

    Amazon linkhttps://amzn.to/2N4lnRW    

     

    $21.99 With extra fuel cell: But I ordered this twice & DID NOT come w/extra fuel cell. Returned them both.

     

    Flashlight w/Single fuel cel $19.39: https://amzn.to/2N2yDpY  

     

    Two Fuel cells have jumped in price to almost $27.00! https://amzn.to/2ZHHLqY

    All prices above as of 9/8/19 

     

    See or hear this showwww.gizwiz.tv/episode/1743

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