At first, I really loved my new HydraLight. I got it wet, and it worked for a few days periodically providing adequate light for mobilization of most darkened areas. However, after three days the light cell dried out and it’s back to the water tap (with filter) to recharge. It seemed each time I went to recharge it was taking longer of a soak to get the same lumens from the light. It was not my imagination. I began timing the charging time soaking in water. It went from 30 seconds to two minutes, to five minutes, and after two months of this, my light now will NOT charge at all and the fuel cell emits a crumbling acidic powder all over the counter. I read the very limited instructions included with my light. I couldn’t find anything supporting the time for soaking or duration of life of the flashlight. What happened to the 25-year shelf life it claimed? It didn’t mention about it being a limited use system. So why are they allowed to charge so much for a crappy item that doesn’t hold true to its advertising? How is this even legal? For this reason, I will have to rate this product and NEGATIVE 1.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend