Help with HaikeLite HT35

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Help with HaikeLite HT35

Yesterday my HaikeLite HT35 arrived. And today someone brought it to me. I wanted to check the lens for cracks. But no cracks. Only a dirty lens (hope i can get it clean when home). But i have another question.
Inside the bezel i have a small lip that is not anodized. It is a bit akward. Looks like they forgot to remove this part. Also the lens is only clamped by this small lip.
Here the dirty lens

And here the bezel

What buggs me is, that the lens is only clamped down by a 0,8mm thin lipp (1,6mm /2). This is giving so much preasure on the lens edge. The slightest bump on the bezel and i will most likely crack the lens.
If you also have a HT35 could you please check if this small blank lip in the middle of the bezel is normal? If they had removed this lipp the lens would rest on the next deeper lipp which is 1,15mm (2,3mm/2) thick. Still not perfect but better. They have 2mm on each side of the lens to clamp it down firmly and use only 0,8mm Facepalm .

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In my lamp, the entire frame is anodized.

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t insert a picture here.

I just measured my frame. Beyond the thread is another dimension of 62.1mm. Nothing between thread and this dimension.

https://www.zonerama.com/Link/Photo/178049905/5172468

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Jup. Thats what i thought. Your bezel is looking like i would say it should look. I bought from BG but i will contact Hakelite and see what they have to say.

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I also bought in BG.
The lamp was delivered with the destroyed lens. BG has sent a new flashlight.
I bought a lens on KD but there was a small zoom range.
Then I bought a Hakelite lens.
Communication with Hakelite was perfect. I only paid the shipping costs.

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I hope Hakelite can help! This way its only a matter of time untill i crack the lens. Had hoped that more people could upload a pic of their bezel from the inside (maybe measure also the inside).
@Petr Sixta
The lip on your bezel looks bigger than on my bezel (even if they had removed the blank part). Could you measure the diameter?
Would be interesting to see if yours is clamping down more surface of the lens edge.

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I did a frame measurement again.
The first dimension is 64.9mm, followed by a thread of 64.2mm and finally 62.1mm.
Thus, the lens mount is 1.1mm between thread and flange.

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First i wanted to say that Hakelite solved the problem and praise the support. They checked the pictures and told me that they send me a new Bezel. But since then nothing.
Its now ~ a month since the last message from them. I mailed and asked whats going on but no answere at all.

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A few days ago the new Bezel from HaikeLite arrived. They have send me 2 PCS. One completly black from the inside and another one of those with the blank aluminium inside.
The Lens is clamped down a little bit better now (Still not the best option). And it is not looking anymore like someone forgot to anodize a part of it.

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Well that’s good service. Thanks for the update and hope you enjoy your light. Thumbs Up Cool