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    Default When you tighten toooo hard on a SF?

    Just a quick question for those who use the incandescant E series SF lights,

    I've finally started to wonder if I could possibly be doing any damage to my bezel/lamp assembly or flashlight body threads when I tighted down on the bezel with a lot of force. Granted, I'm only using my bare hands, but I tighten the bezel down HARD so that the clip is centered between the anti-roll edges, and making a good seal to keep out moisture.

    I'm guessing it's not gonna hurt anything other than *possibly the LA??dunno.

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    Default Re: When you tighten toooo hard on a SF?

    I've cracked a MN03 LA on mine screwing down the bezel. The lamp died soon after the crunching noise. I wouldn't be to concerned with centering the clip.

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    Default Re: When you tighten toooo hard on a SF?

    Good to know that atleast a fairly replaceable part might break first,..I don't know why but I've always thought that the light just doesn't look right without the clip being centered.
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    Default Re: When you tighten toooo hard on a SF?

    I have never had an issue with over tightening an e-series. I must say that I have never felt any extra resistance while tightening other than the o-ring being compressed and then the head seating against the body. It might be different from light to light and bulb to bulb. It should feel the same when tightening the head down with or without a bulb in place. If it is harder to tighten with a bulb in, I would use caution not to over tighten.

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