Surefire bezels ??

Juggernaut

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One scratches easy one doesn't, you could drop the light a bunch of time from your second floor and see if it breaks "Pyrex":shakehead. and you could hold it over a torch and see if it melts "plastic":shakehead. But honestly you will have to wait until some more experienced "surefire" CPFers come in:candle:.
 

JNewell

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Best way I know of is to look at the surface of the window (some call it the "lens," but it isn't a lens...) across the light. The Pyrex window will be absolutely flat. The Lexan window should show some warping near the edge. I believe that test applies to all Lexan windows - they were mounted two different ways. Some are a press-fit (definitely works), others are held in by a retaining ring similar to the way the Pyrex windows are retainied (should work for these but may not be 100% foolproof if the ring isn't very tight).

You could also tap it - the glass will sound different from the plastic. If you are really desparate, take a common pin or something like that and see if you can scratch the surface at the very edge of the window (not recommended).
 
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