I wonder what was causing the bezel to be crooked. At first I thought it was cross-threaded, and luckily it wasn’t. I don’t think it was due to the red wire getting in the way of the reflector since the bezel was raised on the other side.
Regardless, nice job eskon taking it apart and fixing the issue!
I just received a LH351D version of this light. It still has the same flaw. The bezel was tilted and actually slightly cross-threaded.
I disassembled it and luckily got the bezel to go in straight without the reflector. Then I ground off about a 1mm of the reflector like op, but it didn’t go well. I accidentally touched the inside mirror finish and ruined it.
Now I’m thinking of converting this lamp to a 17mm TIR-lens, but they are about 3-4mm too short for this head I must look for a piece of thick copper to make a spacer below the LED board.
I recently bought one more H2 with same Samsung LED for gift. It came with same tilted bezel, but this time bezel was deeper. I didn't make any changes, but if I had to, I think I would grind less than 1 mm. Mine was more projected and more tilted, this is why 1 mm or more.
Surprisingly, I didn't see this issue on XML versions when read reviews online. All photos were with bezel deep in the head.
Thanks for the update @eskon. I wanted to get this light with the Samsung LH351D, but maybe not with this bezel defect. It also comes in versions with XML2 and 219c emitters. How do those compare to the LH351D when using the 4000k tint?
Headlamp with integrated charger is very amateur anyway. It takes space in host and you cannot charge batt when wearing a headlamp….you can but its stupid thing. Pure marketing bull#$%.
BTW skilhunt have no integrated charger only a magnetic port. Thats why its same size like without charger.
Not really marketing BS. I’d be OK with slightly bigger/heavier light for the convenience of not having to pack extra batteries on longer trips. I don’t think anyone buying it was planning on charging while wearing it, lol.
I just got myself another H2 with LH351D. This time the bezel is straight, which is nice. But it’s still slightly protruding, about 0.5mm above the body.
I did the TIR-lens mod for my previous H2. I didn’t use the ar-lens and no “gasket” between the lens and pcb. Instead I made a spacer out of a 10 cent €uro coin between the pcb and body to raise the complete assembly. This coin is 90% copper. It’s 1.5mm thick after grinding it flat. The bezel sits a bit too recessed with it (just cosmetically). Next time I will use 50 cent coin which is 0.5mm thicker. That should make the bezel sit perfectly flush.
Now I had a chance to do a direct comparison between the modded (25 degree TIR) and original lamp with OP-reflector. In my opinion the modded one has more pleasant beam. It’s slightly floodier and very even. Of course some of the throw is lost but I don’t care. It’s perfect for trail walking and yard working.
Completely agree. During winter I use my headlamps for up to an hour a day, being able to just plug in a USB-C cable and forget about it is a real convenience factor. I wouldn’t ever want to have to choose one or the other (i.e. integrated charger but non-removeable battery) but having options is worth a small increase in weight.