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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.
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(tm) Model 4Z - "EliteMax"
This is our most advanced, efficient and powerful pocket flashlight ever!
The EliteMax, like the EliteXRay,
is crafted in a translucent blue super-strength
polycarbonate case, with a black and silver color scheme. Not only is it
unique and attractive, it's nearly indestructible! Featuring Overdrive,
advanced microprocessor control features, power regulation,
battery test and our exclusive NightBeacon(tm) function for nighttime locating.
The EliteMax is the most complete definition of personal lighting instruments.
A few 3rd party EliteMax reviews:
The EliteMax comfortably fits in the palm of your hand. It comes
equipped with lithium batteries for water buoyancy, maximum
extreme temperature performance and shelf life. The EliteMax is built
with a more powerful microcomputer and controlled power regulation which
permits the most flexible power utilization of any flashlight ever made!
Over 1,000 hours of continuous use without changing or charging the batteries
and up to 100,000 hours of LED bulb life.
It also features
our exclusive inverted membrane for maximum tactile feedback and
all the standard EternaLight smart series features like a timer,
dimmable settings, a flasher, a strobe, SOS and other effects. Besides being
the most advanced, the EliteMax(tm) is the most compact, powerful,
durable, dependable, versatile and unique flashlight ever made!
- Provides smart features like: Instant Momentary Overdrive,
Auto-off timer, dimmable settings, variable rate flasher,
variable rate strobe, SOS, attention getting effects, 4 level battery
status indicator and more!
See our PDF On-line manual for more operational features and details.
- Exclusive NightBeacon(tm) feature lights body of light blue so it can
be found easily in the dark.
- Small pocket-sized ergonomic shape is comfortable to hold.
Measures only 2 5/8" X 3 5/8" X 1".
- Water resistant - see Statement of water tightness.
- Corrosion resistant standard size stainless steel machine screws.
- Powerful magnet allows for quick attachment to metal/magnetic surfaces.
- Large feet allow for upright room lighting.
- Extremely durable and impact resistant - see Statement of
- Lanyard hole and safety-break-away lanyard for easy tethering.
- Weighs only 3.8 oz.
- FLOATS in fresh and salt water as equipped with AA Lithium batteries.
- 30-day Money Back guarantee!
- LIFETIME limited warranty!
- TA Peak Light Output Rating: 72
What is power regulation?
The EliteMax not only incorporates the microprocessor features
of the rest of the Elite family, but also has power regulation. Power
regulation allows the light to maintain its light output level under
various power source conditions. For example, see the graph below:
The top line in the graph is a leading 7 LED flashlight which takes 3 C
batteries, is much larger and weighs almost 3 times as much. C batteries
have almost 3 times the power of AA batteries. Yet, see how the EliteMax
is actually able to out power a light with 3 more LEDs and 3
times more power for almost 2 hours! Oh, and that 7 LED light loses 22%
of it's total light output in just 15 minutes! And, is down to 50% of its
total light output in 10 hours! After 10 hours, the EliteMax still
supplies 96% of its total light output!
The EliteMax not only has power regulation, but can select regulation
levels and can turn on and off regulation at will to get you the absolute
best performance from whatever your battery situation is. Because of this,
the EliteMax can also make use of rechargeable batteries without affecting its
light output level like other lights. Thus, the same light output can be
achieved from Nicad, NiMH, Alkaline and Lithium batteries. In fact, the
EliteMax can even provide the same output level with just two batteries
and a third dummy cell!
A personality for you
Some users prefer a very simple operation without so many modes.
Some prefer a light with a memory. Some want regulation and some don't.
The EliteMax's clever configuration mode allows you to enable or disable
some of the features you want or don't, whenever you want.
Yet another first for the EternaLight family, the EliteMax is the first
flashlight ever made with a configuration mode!
Web price only $89.99 each!
The EliteMax is not a flashlight for everyone. Although it is simple enough
for a two year old to operate, it's sophistication and technical features
can be overwhelming. And, it is not cheap. But if you're looking for a
total lighting instrument that fits in your pocket and is your best nighttime
tool, nothing beats the MAX!
See the EliteMax Video Demonstration:
[ClickHere] EliteMax (Windows Media Video File 7.2MB)