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1711 Maple Road
Defiance, IA 51527
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.
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.
Smart Series General Information and Features:
Visible "over 3 miles" against city lights! -
Washoe County Sheriff's
Search & Rescue
Casts a beam that will illuminate objects from over 80 feet away!
- Imagine! Over 700 hours of use or more compared to 5 hours or
less from a standard flashlight! Most flashlight bulbs won't even last
- Four bright white LED bulbs (SMART series) for added power and
reliability over other LED flashlights.
It's the first of its kind. The eternaLight SMART series are the
WORLD's first microprocessor-controlled pocket flashlights! These unique
products were designed and developed by the
engineers at Technology Associates, Inc. They put the latest technology
lightsource in a package about the size of a pager. The eternaLight SMART
series can provide light CONTINUOUSLY for over 30 DAYS without charging or
replacing batteries, using only three ordinary AA alkaline
Even better performance can be
obtained with lithium
batteries. When the batteries finally do weaken, the intensity may
diminish, but the lightsource color will always be
a cool white, not yellow
like other flashlights.
The built-in microprocessor of the eternaLight SMART series, controls power
utilization extending battery life way beyond ordinary flashlights,
even far beyond other LED flashlights. And, the eternaLight SMART series
also produce attention-getting lighting patterns and signal settings as well
as many other useful features like:
- Timer mode - automatically turns unit off if left on accidentally.
- On/Dim mode - allows for variable power output.
- Flasher mode - high visibility blinking mode with variable rate.
- Strobe mode - short exposure for stop-action effects.
- Dazzle mode - great for attention getting needs like sales
presentations or product promotions.
- S.O.S. mode - emergency distress mode sends the morse code S.O.S.
international distress call continuously.
- Momentary mode - allows user to send code and signals.
With all this sophistication, eternaLight SMART series flashlights are still
easy to use. The pleasant one-handed operation makes turning the units on
and off simple enough for a two year old child.
When people see the eternaLight SMART series in
action, their natural curiousity overwhelms them - they
have to try it!
- Boaters, snorkelers, swimmers
- Law enforcement
- Or anyone who needs a powerful, flexible, small, long-life
The last you'll ever need!