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EternaLights, LLC
Sales and Repair
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.


eternaLight Statement of Durability

(last updated 1/21/02)

The statements and test results below of our actual durability testing are only for informational purposes and not to imply any sort of warranty or standard of performance.

On January 10, 2002 one randomly selected unit of 1000 EliteXRays was chosen for durability testing. The unit was dropped from 6 feet onto to a concrete floor 2 times with no sign of damage or functional interruption.

Then, the same unit was dropped twice from 12 feet onto a concrete floor with no signs of damage or function interruption.

The same unit was then tossed 40 to 50 feet in the air and allowed to land on pavement. Again no functional interruption was observed. This was repeated again with the same result. However, the holding magnet had fractured but was still held in place by it's scratch protective covering. Tossed again 40 to 50 feet in the air. Upon landing, the unit stopped functioning. The batteries had moved forward and were not making contact. A simple disassembly and reassembly had the unit functioning again. Another toss approximately 30 feet in the air and the unit landed (on pavement) still functioning. A Ford F150 pickup truck then rolled over the unit while it was on flat the pavement. The unit continued to light all the way through the crush and even after. Upon disassembly, a circuit board support post had broken and the center battery itself was crushed but the unit was still fully functional and later went on to pass a 60 foot water test without leaking.

Although the unit has visible marring, nicks, scratches and the holding magnet is destroyed, the unit continues to be a functional and useful unit. Many people can not tell the difference between this abused unit and a brand new one without close inspection.

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Unless specifically noted, all pictures and graphics may be visually enhanced for marketing purposes and should not be used as a basis for determination of performance.
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