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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.


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.

We cut 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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