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1711 Maple Road
Defiance, IA 51527
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.
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.
HEADLAMP #1 (el cheapo)
This is a $2.50 Harbor Freight special!! It is quite possibly the cheapest
headlamp in the world! But... don't hold us to that.
Here it is before its major surgery to install a VERSALUX ULM into it!
This is the battery compartment which requires the majority of the rework.
As it is configured, it places two sets of batteries in series in parallel (???)
Two AA's are in series (1.5 + 1.5 = 3 volts) and then these two sets are paralleled
(still only 3 volts). This has the advantage of allowing you to use only two
batteries if you prefer but the VersaLux ULM's bottom end is at 2.2 volts - only .8
volts away which doesn't allow the VersaLux ULM to SUCK THE BATTERIES BONE DRY.
So it is worth reworking this compartment to
render 6 volts (4 AA's in series) instead of 3 volts.
Here the compartment has been reworked. This required removing all the
battery contacts and slicing them in half then reassembling them (soldering
together in the two parts opposite the switching mechanism and leaving
seperated the pieces on the switching mechanism side). Then, in
this configuration, the two outmost contacts (now seperated DON'T ALLOW THEM
TO TOUCH!) become the + and - of the battery system. These poles are
connected to the versalux pigtail poking through the access channel on the
bottom with thin wire (22 guage).
Now on the frontside, the lens comes off with a counterclockwise twist.
The old connecting wire and light contacts are removed and the pigtail
of the VersaLux ULM is inserted into the same channel for connection in the
battery compartment as shown above. Then, the VersaLux is secured
in the housing with glue (we used hot glue - you may prefer something
stronger). Now, the reflector is removed from the front cover.
out the reflector with a dremel tool and placed a paper reflector below the
LEDs of the VersaLux ULM for a little necessary.
Powered up - crappy case but one mean headlamp with a long battery life too!
If you would like to submit your VersaLux
project or project link
to this page, email us!
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