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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.


Unsolicited 3rd party eternaLight reviews!

These are a few of the unsolicited articles and letters written about the eternaLight. Some have been scanned as images to preserve their authenticity.
(last updated 2/28/2003)
  • Hardware maniac discovers EternaLight - February 28, 2003
    "Around a month ago I was given an EternaLight Elite Xray as a gift by a grateful client. I am utterly amazed by the usefulness of this light, it can do so many things and do them so well. I have written a review of the product for my website located at www.hardwaremaniac.com. I have to admit I've never given such a glowing review to a product as I've given to the Elite Xray. It's almost embarrassing but the product is that good, that unique and so incredibly useful that anyone who goes outside their home in the dark should have one with them."

  • A serviceman's tail - February 18, 2003
    "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!)" - CG, Cary, NC

  • On board the USS Florida - February 15, 2003
    "Thank you for providing such a great product. I use my eternalight daily as an electrician on board the USS Florida SSGN 728. It is an ESSENTIAL tool..." - W. Moyer

    "I can say with all honesty that it has been many years since I have run across a piece of equipment that was as rugged as and dependable as your LED lights."
    "Our rescue team is responsible for search and rescue in the North Atlantic, and our area of responsibility is about a million square miles and stretches to the North Pole."
    "Here's another plastic light, this won't last long, I thought to myself. I was soon proven wrong...very wrong." - their durability testing exceeded ours - read the letter by clicking here (about 177K)
    "Today, each member of my team has one issued to him and we are quite pleased."

  • PILOT's Account - October 8, 2001
    "To make a long story short, eteranLight Saved my life and it was WELL worth the money I paid for it. If you are a pilot, you might as well add the eternalight to your equipment list because it is an absolute MUST HAVE!"

  • Sea Kayaker - February 2001, "LED Lights"
    "had the most features of all lights reviewed" "Eternalight would prove a good choice for a do-everything decklight." "After a hundred hours, the eternaLight still had a very usable beam."

  • Dan's Data - December 2000, "Rave'n Flashlight"
    "the eternaLight certainly beats the average minimaglights brightness" "Recommended."

  • Wired Magazine - December 1999, "WIRED TOOLS"
    Page 256 - "A miniflashlight with maxi-illumination, the eternaLight uses a microprocessor and four LED's to generate a bright glow that would last almost a month if you left it running. Ideal for night trekking ..."

  • American Survival Guide - June 1999, Staff evaluation
    (One page 129.8K) [Click here]

  • The Aviation Consumer - March 2000, "10 LED lights"
    Page 11 - "Despite having the LEDs aligned in a row, the actual beam was nicely converging and even, one of the best of the bunch." - "it offers superior performance and variable intensity, the best of the AA-cell models-".

  • UltraRunning magazine - May 2000, "On the go: LEDS: Are the lights of the Future, Here now?"
    Page 19 - "The eternaLight was the second brightest of the LEDs reviewed."
    NOTE: the brightest was a seven lamp, C cell flashlight, not in the same class or size of flashlight light (weighs almost four times as much and is considerably larger).
    "In the brightness test the eternaLight easily illuminated markers at 25 to 30 yards." - "Despite of all the bells and whistles, the eternaLight is simple to operate." - "The eternaLight fits nicely in your hand, easy for carrying."

  • Fire department, Sarasota Florida
    (Page 1 62.5K) [Click here]
    (Page 2 56.8K) [Click here]

  • Barbara Barkus, Jacksonville NC - hurricane survivor
    "I could never have imagined spending this much money on a flashlight, but it has exceeded my every expectation and has been worth much more than I spent!"

  • Stephen Potivn - Television Studio Production Technician
    "As you can see, I use this thing like there's no tomorrow... I was just saying to my manager, that I feel naked without it around my neck."

  • "john" comedy@a-znet.com - via email
    "I just wanted to let you know how much I love my eternaLight I purchased from you. Not only is it the best light I have ever owned but it is by far the coolest thing that I carry with me." - "You sell a great product thanks."

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