Coleman 4D Dual Action Widebeam Flashlight
 
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Product Description

The Coleman? 4D Dual Action flashlight offers you a weatherproof design with a WideBeam path light plus a fluorescent U-tube area light. It boasts an ergonomic soft rubber grip handle and a flat surface base that allows it to stand upright for use as an area light.

The Coleman 5308-700 Widebeam 4D Dual-action Flashlight provides a bright, portable light for any occasion. This dual-action flashlight has a regular path light that gives you a center-spot of light with a softer perimeter of light, plus a seven-watt U-tube fluorescent area light to brighten a work area. The Coleman Widebeam also has a flat surface base which allows the light to stand up-right when using the area lighting function. The regular flashlight beam is 50-percent broader than traditional flashlights, and the use of a Xenon blue-tipped bulb provides a whiter light. Additionally, this Coleman flashlight is designed with a 140-degree beam of light to more closely match the human peripheral field of vision.

Features include a soft rubber handle, durable shock absorbing head, and push-button on/off switch. The Coleman Widebeam Dual-action flashlight requires four D batteries (not included).

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited three-year warranty

Features:
  • Path light, plus seven-watt U-tube fluorescent area light
  • 50-percent broader beam of light than traditional flashlights
  • Xenon blue-tipped bulb provides a whiter light
  • Soft rubber handle, shock absorbing head, and push button on/off switch
  • Operates on four D batteries (not included), has three-year limited warranty
Customer Reviews:
  • Not durable; un-reliable
    I wanted a flashlight-lantern combination for power outages and camping. I found only two models of this type in my area and went with the Coleman. I've used it three times and on the last time in my time of need: (Hurricane Ike and the ensuing power failure), this thing failed me. Thought it was the battery but it was not. It is the switch. The switch won't activate the light. Luckily, I had another one but a different model that I've used for many years that keeps coming through for me. The fit and finish of the coleman seems flimsy....almost frail. This product shouldn't use the coleman name. Get something else that is more durable and reliable....more info
  • Don't wast your money
    I was really disappointed in this flashlight. If you want one with really intense light, buy the Big Kahuna 95 LED for under $30....more info
  • Disappointed
    We have a dual action Coleman flashlight that is over 10 years old and is still going great. A few plastic pieces are missing, so we decided to get a newer version. We ordered this item. It's very attractive. But when we loaded it up with batteries, only the lantern was working, so we thought that the bulb for the flashlight was bad. No problem we can change that. Before we got to do that however, the flashlight was sitting on a table in "off" mode, and all of a sudden the lantern turned on by itself. The control switch could not turn it off. We had to remove the batteries. I eventually tested the bulb in our other older reliable Coleman and nothing is wrong with it. So it means that the flashlight part is not working. It has a label on it which says "China", so maybe that is where it was made. Beware!!...more info
  • I'd buy this again ... and just did.
    I just bought this product to replace the previous one and also added the Coleman Personal Size Lantern to my order. Here's my review of the lantern which recommends the Coleman Widebeam flashlight.
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    I purchased the "Coleman 4D Dual Action Widebeam Flashlight" for $20 at Amazon to replace the same product which stopped working. While I was at it I bought one of these lanterns. I wanted to have a second and decided to try this for variety, instead of two of the former.

    Coleman products have served me well and I like both of these products. However, I was puzzled to see that the light was brighter from the large flashlight than the lantern.

    Both products have u-tube fluorescent lighting and both require 4 D batteries, but they clearly (to me) are different in their brightness. Since both products cost $20 and the flashlight also offers both a halogen bulb AND the u-tube, I would recommend buying that instead.

    Had I never owned the flashlight version I would have rated this 5 stars which is how I would rate the flashlight.

    Something to think about if you want a product to get you around your house when the power fails. Coincidentally, 3 days after these Colemans arrived we lost power for 45 minutes and then a week later for 1 1/2 hours (Philadelphia, PA). These are indispensable to me. I don't do camping but if I did I would still prefer the flashlight for its brighter tube.

    Hope this helps you with your decision ... Sam...more info
  • Great Flashlight
    This is my second Coleman Flashlight and they are great. It is bright and powerful. The batteries last forever as well as the bulbs. The price is a lot cheaper here at amazon then the coleman website....more info
  • Great flashlight - once you get the batteries in.
    This IS the greatest flashlight in the world. Bright W-I-D-E beam in front and the nifty opton of illuminating whatever with the underneath (or side depending on direction of the flashlight) with a bright flouresant light! Sure, its heavy (4 D batteries/not included). Sure its big (so you can find it easily/won't lose it). SO great the wide flat bottom gives the option of setting it on a flat surface. Real quality. Will last forever.

    ONE PROBLEM - very hard to get the batteries in. You'd figure it out after 20 minutes (or more) of swearing at the flashlight, but here you go.

    Take a coin and with the edge of it in the slot of the screw, REMOVE the little screw on the underside. Remove it, not just 1/4 turn like the directions say - that won't work. PUT THE SCREW SOMEPLACE WHERE YOU WON'T LOSE IT.

    Then, jimmy the light off the front. Inside there is a panel. You need to "fiddle" with the latch inside/not obvious that it is a latch on the side of this "panel" inside until the thing pops open. Push or pull the little plastic part - the only part that will move at all. There, I think you've got it (sorry, lame description)...I'm doing the best I can. You will figure it out.

    Put batteries in.

    Replace front light/cover and go find that screw. Put that back in.

    Be happy.

    I am. ...more info
  • Greatest flashlight in the world - minus one difficulty
    This IS the greatest flashlight in the world. Bright W-I-D-E beam in front and the nifty opton of illuminating whatever with the underneath (or side depending on direction of the flashlight) with a bright flouresant light! Sure, its heavy (4 D batteries/not included). Sure its big (so you can find it easily/won't lose it). SO great the wide flat bottom gives the option of setting it on a flat surface. Real quality. Will last forever.

    ONE PROBLEM - very hard to get the batteries in. You'd figure it out after 20 minutes (or more) of swearing at the flashlight, but here you go.

    Take a coin and with the edge of it in the slot of the screw, REMOVE the little screw on the underside. Remove it, not just 1/4 turn like the directions say - that won't work. PUT THE SCREW SOMEPLACE WHERE YOU WON'T LOSE IT.

    Then, jimmy the light off the front. Inside there is a panel. You need to "fiddle" with the latch inside/not obvious that it is a latch on the side of this "panel" inside until the thing pops open. Push or pull the little plastic part - the only part that will move at all. There, I think you've got it (sorry, lame description)...I'm doing the best I can. You will figure it out.

    Put batteries in.

    Replace front light/cover and go find that screw. Put that back in.

    Be happy.

    I am. ...more info
  • With this Brand you can't go wrong !
    We had been looking for a new flashlight to use at the house and while on camping trips. After reading these reviews here and at other sites, we decided to purchase two of them. Lets start by saying they are very bright. Matter of fact, I would have to say they are brighter than all the others I have used with the exception of those 2 Million Candle powered units. I think the 4 D batteries are heavier than the unit itself. We enjoy having the ability to just sit it on a table and use the side light at our camping table. We hike quite a bit after sundown and needed a flashlight that would provide enough light to light our paths. It took alittle time to figure out the battery installation, but I had to read the manual twice to make sure. It does have a cushioned head on it in case of dropping it, but if it did fall, my guess would be that the bulb would be breaking long before the case itself as it appears to be very well made. 3 year warranty on top of it all and only $ 18 dollars at the time of my purchase....more info
  • Not durable!
    Great flashlight but after it was dropped on the carpet from only about 3 feet, it no longer works. Don't recommend it if you have kids!...more info
  • Nice and bright!
    GREAT product! We had a power outage last night...and the Coleman came in real handy. Worked perfectly with the Dual Action Widebeam...bright as needed. Installing the 4D batteries was easy too.

    I am confident that it will work just fine while camping. Again...GREAT product!...more info
  • Pretty good in an emergency
    After I'd lost power for the third time this winter I decided I was tired of candles and their little points of light, and wanted something that would illuminate a whole room. The fluorescent u-tube hidden underneath does a wonderful job of that. The wide beam path light is also surprisingly effective, considering the 2-cell handheld of the same design is pathetic in the extreme.

    This is a good one, you'll not be sorry. I'm already thinking about getting another....more info
  • Only worked for one day.
    It worked for one day and that was it. I returned the item....more info
  • Great Flashlight
    This flashlight is perfect for camping, around the house, anything! Works great, easy to hold! I love it!...more info
  • Don't need electricity
    GREAT FLASHLIGHT. I HATE TO BE CAUGHT IN DARK AND THIS CAN BE HELD LIKE A REGULAR FLASHLIGHT OR JUST SLIDE BUTTON AND SET ON TABLE OR FLOOR AND YOU HAVE ALL THE LIGHT U NEED from front lights TO HELP U THRU UNTIL POWER IS BACK. WE HAVE HORSE FARM, QUITE LARGE AND THE STABLE IS ABOUT QUARTER OF FOOTBALL FIELD FROM BACK OF HOUSE BY POOL. I CAN SET IT ON THE TABLE AND SEE ONE SIDE OF FIELD AND BARN OR TURN BIG FRONT LIGHT ON AND I CAN CHECK ALL THE DOORS ON THE OTHER END. IN THE SUMMER, SOME OF THE HORSES LIKE TO STAY OUT IN THE PASTURE AND THIS LIGHT LETS ME CHECK IT AND I CAN MAKE OUT ALL THE HORSES THAT WERE TURNED OUT. I GAVE IT 4 STARS ONLY BECAUSE THE LIGHT COULD LAST LONGER AND GIVES NO WARNING IT;S GOING TO QUIT. I TRAIN AND SHOW HUNTERS AND THEY SOMETIMES WILL JUMP ONE OF THE FENCES AND GALLOP DOWN INTO THE BIG FIELD AND GO VISIT THE NEIGHBORS. I LIKE THE SHAPE AND VERSATILITY AND IT IS BRIGHT. I think it may be the kind that sinks but don't take it topside where it may fall overboard and I must admit I did not read if it floated or not....more info
  • Best light for blackouts
    I have one of these stashed in each room and in the trunk of the car. In rolling blackout season you can safely illuminate a surprisingly wide area with one light. They're very bright and the base is stable so you can easily set them upright to shine up at the ceiling like a lamp without them falling over. The fact that it doubles as both a flashlight and a lantern makes this product a lot more useful than the standard Coleman lantern (or a regular flashlight) to me.

    For the other reviewer: to insert batteries you will need a screwdriver or a coin. There's a big screw toward the front of the flashlight that you remove to pop off the main light and insert the batteries....more info
  • Don't even know how to open and insert batteries
    This flashlight looks good but it really needs a user's guide to know how to open and insert batteries into it. I bought it awhile ago but still cannot figure out how to put batteris. If anyone knows the trick, please respond. Thank you....more info