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EternaLights, LLC
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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.


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Ergo is my friend
by ott on Thu, Dec 6th, 2001 06:01:08 UTC
My old black/orange Ergo has become my main
flashlight. I wear it on a cord around my neck
and hold it in my teeth for hands-free use.
I've bitten hard enough to make teeth
impressions in the four corners of the lanyard
hole and I haven't yet learned to control my
Instead of having a dimmer light with each use
for month after month, it would be nice to have
a drop-in inductive charger like my electric
shaver that would keep the batteries fully
When I retire this eternaLight, I was wondering
if I could replace the batteries with an LM7805
5-volt regulator and feed it through the case
with ~12VDC and if the Ergo's service life would
then be limited only by the life of the LEDs
and would that life be typically 100,000 hours
total or eleven years continuous?
I enjoy using dazzle mode.
Thanks for the great little light
at this time in Earth's history.

    Re: Ergo is my friend
    by tomh on Thu, Dec 6th, 2001 07:00:00 UTC
    Thanks for your praise of our product, it makes it worth our efforts to hear from people such as you. The reason we don't have a rechargeable system at this time is that rechargeable systems have a high self discharge rate which means that after a full charge, if left alone for a month would only have maybe 60-70% of the full power if never even turned on. Add to that the fact that rechargeable systems only offer about 58 to 70% of the capacity of cheap alkalines and it just doesn't make sense for the use that most people have. You proabably can run the unit for quite sometime off a 7805, it is about .5 volts above typical operating voltage and at full power don't expect 100,000 hours of life out of the LEDs but you should get thousands of service hours. Thanks again!

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