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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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Power status question and some chat.
by kurth83 on Sun, Nov 2nd, 2003 16:00:02 UTC
First let me mention that the eternalights
are the coolest flashlight ever. :-)

I have three so far.

We lose power regularly where I live,
I have replaced all my battery powered
flourescent lanterns with eternalights.

Eternalights are the most flexible emergency
and all-around light in my opinion because
o - choose your run-time and brightness as needed.
o - economical to buy.
o - TOC is low, AA/AAA's are cheap.
o - small form factor has multiple benefits:
Are easily stored, unlike LED lanterns.
Fit in a pocket or backpack easily.

On to my question:

For the model 3's (I have ergo and x-ray)
is there any correlation between the number
of lights that blink (for the battery status
feature) and voltage like there is on the
elite max? Assume for the sake of discussion
that I can do a nearly perfect 10 second count.

Since I am bothering to post I might mention my
feature requests for eternalights in general:

o - make the feet wider on the model 3's,
They are not the full width of the case.
They do stand on end but just barely.
o - have you considered a "Derringer in a tube"
model? A traditional form-factor
single-button flashlight
with the derringer features. Waterproof,
aluminum, and focusable would up the price,
but hopefully basing it on the derringer
would keep it reasonable. Might be an
interesting and cost effective way to try
the concept to see if it is marketable.
The derringer features may be simple enough
for the mainstream, whereas the others
are doomed to the niche populated by
people like me. :-)


    Re: Power status question and some chat.
    by tomh on Sun, Nov 2nd, 2003 19:01:04 UTC
    Thank you for your kind words! Yes, there is a direct correlation between the number of blinking LEDs and the battery condition. However, we never advertised the battery test feature in any unit except the EliteMax and the Derringer because of the inconsistancy in people's ability to time it correctly. So, the feature's only mention is in the manual. Thanks!

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