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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.

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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Red cap for EternaLight
by 3rdpig on Tue, Dec 3rd, 2002 06:00:09 UTC
I've only owned my EliteXray for a month or so but it's already become something I don't go far from home without. The other day I saw a Pal light, the little one LED emergency light. I wasn't that impressed with the light itself but what I did like was the red cone that fit over the top turning it into a red warning flasher. I thought "what a great idea, I'd love to have something like that for my Eternalight!". I looked all around on the internet and couldn't find one then I remembered I had a piece of clear red plexiglass left over from some old project. A little work with a dremel tool and some super glue and I had a workable clear red cap. It's just a rectangular box open on one long side allowing it to be slipped over the light, but I sized it just right so that with the inside edge beveled it fits snugly over the business end of the light leaving the buttons exposed. My plexiglass is kinda scratched up and it sure won't win any beauty contests, but it fits and it gives a decent red beam. But as a red flasher it leaves something to be desired as it's only very visible when viewed directly from the end, from the sides it's not very bright at all. I realize that this is due to the way the LED's are designed to work. I thought maybe if I sandblasted the sides that would help and it did somewhat so then I sandblasted the whole thing and that helped a bit more. It's still not as bright around the sides as I'd like, but it is pretty good. Of course, with the sandblasting it doesn't throw a beam the way it did before, but it is a better flasher.

Anyone know of any commercial products like this being made for the EternaLight? If so I'd love to get one and see how visible it is around the sides of the light.

Chuck Bryant

    Re: Red cap for EternaLight
    by 3rdpig on Tue, Dec 3rd, 2002 06:00:09 UTC
    Just after I posted my message I got the brilliant idea of using a piece of aluminum foil in the end of the red cap, with the shiny side facing the LED's. Sort of a reflector. This brightened up the sides of the red cap some more, but has the side effect of also really lighting up the blue case of my EliteXray. Hmmm, red and blue flashing lights. I just walked out in my back yard and set the light on the fence post and backed away 50 feet or so. It's not a very dark night out, but with Dazzle mode turned on and the blue case and red cap lighting up it definetly looks like some kind of mini police light.
    This wasn't the effect I was looking for when I started, but there's no doubt that red an blue flashing lights will make people slow down and look!

    Chuck Bryant

      Re: Red cap for EternaLight
      by tomh on Tue, Dec 3rd, 2002 13:00:01 UTC
      Nice work Chuk! Many people have requested this type of accessory. Unfortunately, not enough to make it financially worthwhile. But, it is a consideration for the future. Thanks!

    Re: Red cap for EternaLight
    by wwang on Fri, Dec 3rd, 2004 14:01:03 UTC
    I have a deringer light I use for a night light for my 2yr old. It works OK, but I have a MCG Blaze that is roughly the same light, but with a diffuser that makes the red and white more of a room light. I am hoping that someone has a nice idea for a diffuser that I can slide the derringer into that can help the derringer be more stable and diffuse the light a little better instead of trying to bounce the light off the ceiling?

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