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    Default What is a bezel for a flashlight?

    I was looking up parts for my PT 40 and I came upon a bezel at Brightguy.com. What is a bezel?

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    Default Re: What is a bezel for a flashlight?

    the bezel is the "head" of the flashlight.

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    Default Re: What is a bezel for a flashlight?

    From Merriam-Webster dictionary:
    Main Entry: be·zel
    Pronunciation: 'bE-z&l, 'be-
    Function: noun
    Etymology: probably from dialect form of French biseau bezel, from Middle French
    1 : a rim that holds a transparent covering (as on a watch, clock, or headlight) or that is rotatable and has special markings (as on a watch)
    2 : the oblique side or face of a cut gem; specifically : the upper faceted portion of a brilliant projecting from the setting -- see BRILLIANT illustration
    3 : a usually metal rim of a piece of jewelry in which an ornament (as a gem) is set
    To us, definition 1 applies. In flashaholic terms, it's the ring that holds the lens in place. So it's the very front of the flashlight.

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    Default Re: What is a bezel for a flashlight?

    That's not quite how I define a flashlight bezel.

    The bezel of a flashlight "head" that screws onto the body (rather than just the ring (if there is one) that retains the window)

    These are bezels:


    And the bezels are labelled:


    This may not be the dictionay definition but it's what "bezel" means round here.

    Al

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    Default Re: What is a bezel for a flashlight?

    I was referring to the same thing as Al. I think of what elgarak points out as a "bezel ring", regardless of what the dictionary says.

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