A group of Hungarian deep-sea researchers has developed a dive light powered entirely by seawater and is conducting a crowdfunding campaign to manufacture and sell it.
“The SWES (Sea Water Energy System) dive light is a 100 percent clean-energy, LED light that powers on as soon as it touches the ocean or salt water. Available in 100 and 300 lumens, this super rugged, completely submersible dive light blazes through the darkest waters,” the group, SWES Technology, claims, adding: “The SWES light powers its energy cells from the high concentration of minerals found in salt water with plant-based crystal technology. The result is an eco-friendly, self-powering, zero maintenance, hand-held dive light that holds up to any adventure.”
The group isn’t stopping at just dive lights, however. They also want to develop a seawater-powered propulsion system for ships.
Consequently, SWES Technology is looking to raise $200,000 by August 29 via an IndieGoGo campaign to begin serial production of the SWES dive light and finish a SWES Ship prototype.
The group is comprised of Ferenc Mészáros (Organizer), Attila Szalóky (Leader of Research and Development), László Tótfalusy (Electro Technican), Zoltán Sziki (Mechanical Engineer), and Péter Tótfalusy (Electro Technican), according to the SWES Technology website.
The SWES group members have been doing archeological deep-sea research for 20 years and have conducted nine scientific expeditions in seven countries.
During their work they discovered more than 100 historical wrecks and a 2000-year-old underwater city, and have also helped authorities to investigate crimes and found bombs and explosives from World War ll. If you read Hungarian, check out their website here.