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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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Thanks,& a short story ..
by kb4mdz on Mon, Dec 2nd, 2002 18:00:08 UTC
Oh, happy day! I have my eternalight back!

I sent it in because the battery contacts on my Model 2 Classic were getting flaky; if I pushed on the case the light would turn on or change modes. I tried shimming with some paper (hey, I do electronic service work on two-way radios; I'll try anything to see if the fix works!) but it wasn't consistent. SOOOO, I sent it in, under your warranty, and voila' !! Worky Worky fine-fine!!


Now, for the story -

About 15 months ago I had my eternalight inside an electronics cabinet while I was trying to fit my fat hands and some multimeter leads; I got my measurement, but forgot the eternalight. Until I got out of the room, and back to my truck. Oooops. I figured I'd be close by again within a couple weeks. But, it was maybe 3 months later before I had to go back to the same room, and there was my eternalight, right where I left it, and it had properly turned itself off. Still turned on, perfect. Since then, I've gotten an Ergo for my wife, who keeps it on the headboard - what with the number of times our power has been out here in central North Carolina in the last 12 years, it's nice to have a flashlight to depend on ! (Hurricanes, ice storms, thunderstorms, you name it, our power will probably go out!)

Finally, I just got the email with Thomas Hoops' rave about the browser Opera. Yay!! Another convert!! I've been using Opera for several years now, starting back when the initial installation would fit on a single 1.44meg diskette. Fast, easy, intuitive, and it just keeps getting better!!

Keep up the good work.

Chuk Gleason
Cary, NC

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