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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.



May 15, 2006 - GeneRay Available

The GeneRay X1 is available for ordering. Click Here

May 1, 2006 - New Products - GeneRay

Technology Associates has licensed some of our technology to a partner in China. This partner produces wind-up generator LED flashlights. The license allows for a product which combines their generator flashlights with the Derringer. The new hybrid is called GeneRay. We will be selling the GeneRay model X1 on our website here shortly. The GeneRay carries a one year warranty. Like the Derringer, it has two white and one red LED as well as all of the Derringer's functions. Besides the added functionality to the light, the power saving features of EternaLights lend themselves well to this combination because you can get a much longer run-time with less winding.

Products which look very similar to the GeneRay are already on the market and some make remarkable claims like "One minute of wind-up provides up to 1 hour of continuous ultra bright light." Our tests showed this unit was only producing 50% of it's light output after only about 8 minutes and less than 20% of it's output in about 13 minutes! A gross exaggeration. For the GeneRay, we conservatively claim "Crank 30 seconds for over 30 minutes of light!" And, at the end of 30 minutes, we are still producing over 30%. Both tests were conducted with the same winding velocities for the same period on the lowest power settings of both lights. Both units were fully discharged before charging. Both units require the same mechanical energies for charging. So, GeneRay, like EternaLight products, under promises and over delivers. The X1 is also capable of using its generator to charge many cell phones in a pinch. We're excited to be introducing this product. We expect many more exciting products as we merge our technologies. See the GeneRay at InnoMep.

February 7, 2006 - FREE SOFTWARE finally...

Long before Technology Associates made EternaLights, we wrote software. DOS software. DOS has made somewhat of comeback recently and certain developments make it a viable platform again for particular purposes. We have dug up our old software products and projects and are releasing them for free! See the new item DOS software - FREE! under our products page.

December 2005 - EternaLights in the movies!

EternaLights have been in news papers, magazines, on radio and tv shows as well as numerous websites. But EternaLights have finally come to Hollywood! Well, except that Hollywood had nothing to do with the production of this movie. StagKnight is a horror comedy that is being produced in the UK and FEATURES ETERNALIGHTS! Rob Mercer, the movie's producer, requested permission to use the products in the movie sighting their unique tech-appeal. Rob has notified us that the movie StagKnight should be out in just a few more months. We'll be sure to post links here as they become available. Here are some shots from the movie showing the eternalights in use.

Rob sent us the script early on and looks to be a very entertaining movie. We're very anxious to see the release of this movie (for obvious reasons) and we wish Rob the very best!
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