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EternaLights, LLC
Sales and Repair
1711 Maple Road
Defiance, IA 51527
(712) 627-4603
Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm Central


Technology Associates Inc.(remembered)
The EternaLight assets of Technology Associates, Inc.
have been transfered to EternaLights, LLC. All orders and services issues will be handled by them.

In 1992, Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson founded Technology Associates. In 1994, their partnership incorporated under the name of Technology Associates, Inc. Between 1993 and 2000, Technology Associates successfully operated a small chain of computer stores in the Reno/Sparks area which sold and serviced computers.
Technology Associates was also one of the founding investors in Great Basin Internet Services (GBIS), Northern Nevada's Largest Independent internet service provider. In 1998, TA divested itself of GBIS. In 2000, TA divested itself of it's retail stores to pursue manufacturing of the EternaLight flashlight and other related and unrelated products developed by Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson. In 2007, the organization formerly known as Technology Associates, Inc., founded by Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson in 1992 ceased to exist.

This site is still a functioning sales platform for the EternaLight products manufactured and sold by EternaLights, LLC. However, the remainder of the site remains as it was in it's finality before the closing of Technology Associates, Inc.

Today Mr. Bryson is privately employed as a Software Engineer. Mr. Hoops is privately employed in a manufacturing company as it's CTO. After working together since 1990, through their various projects and partnerships, Mr. Hoops and Mr. Bryson are still best friends and continue to explore new opportunities together.


eternaLight Statement of Durability

(last updated 7/1/99)

The statements and test results below of our actual durability testing are only for informational purposes and not to imply any sort of warranty or standard of performance.

  • The eternaLight Model 2 - "Classic":
    A unit which has been used as a "house unit" for over one year has been dropped randomly on surfaces from carpeting to concrete from a height of no more than 4 (four) feet on at least 15 occassions, three of which were onto a concrete surface. While the unit is still functioning and appears intact, internally three of the four slide in clips have been broken. Since the unit is secured by the two primary studs with screws, this damage is not even visually evident when the unit is assembled and does not inhibit or affect its function in any way.

  • The eternaLight Model 3 - "Ergo":
    The model 3 has been made with a thicker housing than the Model 2 and is held together with 4 screws rather than two. This already gives the unit a huge durability advantage over the model 2. As a deliberate test, a single model 3 with alkaline batteries was turned on and repeatedly rebounded off plywood roof eight feet in the air and then onto a concrete sidewalk 8 times before the case cracked open due to a broken stud. The electronics were fully functional on 7 of the 8 times. On the 7th time, the unit lost the ability to be turned off.

  • The eternaLight Model 3M - "Ergo marine":
    This unit is the same housing as the model 3 above. However, its lighter weight should enable it to survive falls better than the model 3 tested above.

  • The eternaLight Model 4X - "EliteXRay":
    Click here for information.

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