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

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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.

History:
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.

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THE BOMB


20 WHITE LED Palm Flashlight!!!

This picture shows THE BOMB in action at a very very low setting so that the camera could deal with it.

Just a flat pack of 4 AA cells (available from Radio Shack) with two VersaLux Modules double sticky taped on the back.

Backside, simple power switch. I will replace this with a thumbwheel pot/switch when I find the right one (which I did down below). This unit should run about 6-8 hours full power on a fresh set of batteries and let me tell you - it kicks ass!

I've slaved the second module to the first so they both respond to just one power control. This is done easily by severing the trace to the middle pole of the potentiometer of the slave and connecting the severed trace to the center pole of the master board. DO NOT REMOVE THE POTENTIOMETER WITHOUT REPLACING IT entirely with an equivalent 10K.

If you want horsepower in a small package - this is it!

Finally, I've replaced the switch with a thumbwheel/switch pot combo. This really works well and while it's placement may seem set high, it's the perfect height for a thumb to manipulate it. A small piece of single sided copper clad cut and then milled all the way through five times for five seperate pads for each leg of the pot (Mouser#311-1204-10K www.mouser.com). Next step I guess is to make a thin plexiglass shield to put around this monster - stay tuned!

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