The HEL-STAR 5 EXO® is a helmet mounted, tactical light designed for MFF and other airborne applications, ground tactical, SAR, K9 and other confined space operations. Its helmet-friendly design significantly improves upon its predecessor the HEL-STAR 5® with increased visibility, durability and water resistance. Other improvements include a decrease in weight and, a noticeably smaller footprint.
Its three user defined operating functions come in a variety of colors and IR (NIR & SWIR), as well as flash rates, (including Morse Code & NATO Flash) and select light intensity options. The HEL-STAR 5 EXO® is a versatile personnel marker light developed for multiple military and tactical operations, retaining the original low-profile design required by users.
The no-snag Velcro® interface provides an emergency peel-away safety feature thus reducing potential interference with parachute risers. User friendly tactile sliding switches can be easily operated with a gloved-hand in the blind while the helmet is donned.
The HEL-STAR 5 EXO’s built-in security design features a quick switch deactivation, along with a positive confirmation that the unit is OFF to prevent inadvertent battery drain. For additional peace of mind, users have both a positive visual and tactile confirmation when moving between the ON/OFF and function modes.
An enhanced feature of the HEL-STAR 5 EXO® is its optional field reprogrammable capability which requires only the Program Interface Module (PIM) and access to a laptop. This unique option allows users to easily reprogram their lights to suit changing operational needs while in the field.
The White and Green functions both meet FAA 3-statute mile requirements and the new LED element gives users significantly improved lateral visibility and overall brightness, increasing situational awareness and safety.
The field-replaceable lithium 123 battery (no tools needed) provides longevity in extreme temperature conditions. The HEL-STAR 5 EXO® has been waterproof tested to 66 feet for underwater operations.
Available in Black or Tan
Versatility - Three user-defined functions in White, Green, Red, Blue and/or IR (flashing, coded, or steady) in various intensities.
Safety - Low, no-snag profile. Velcro attachment provides an emergency break-away feature.
Operation - Detented sliding switches operate in the blind and provide tactile confirmation of ON/OFF and operating mode.
Visibility - White flash meets FAA 3 statute mile requirements; redesigned LED element provides full 180-degree side-visibility.
Waterproof - Designed for waterproof operation at 66 feet plus.
Helmet Friendly - Smaller footprint; 20 grams lighter than original design.
Battery - Replaceable lithium C123 cell; no tools are required.
Field Reprogramming Capability - Available as an option. Requires Program Interface Module (PIM) and access to a laptop.
Part Number and Functions
|Color Key||Function Key|
|BL = Blue||S = Steady|
|GR = Green||F = Flash (60 fpm)|
|RD = Red||FN = NATO Flash (30 fpm)|
|IR = Infrared||FX = Special Coded Flash (Morse Code or other)|
|WH = White|
|Part Number||Mode 1||Mode 2||Mode 3|
|HS-501X||Green (Steady) + White (Flash)||Green (Steady)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-502X||IR (Flash)||White (Flash)||Green (Steady) + White (Flash)|
|HS-503X||White (Flash)||IR (Flash/Bright)||IR (Flash/Dim)|
|HS-504X||White/Green (Alt. Flash)||IR (Steady)||IR* (User-Defined Morse Code Letter) A, D, K, V, Z, SOS|
|HS-505X||IR (NATO Flash, 30/min)||IR (Standard Flash 60/min)||IR (Steady)|
|HS-507X||Red (Steady)||Green (Steady)||Blue (Steady)|
|HS-509X||White (Flash)||Green (Steady)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-510X||IR (Steady/Bright)||IR (Steady/Dim)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-511X||IR (Flash)||White (Flash)||Red (Steady)|
|HS-512X||Green (Flash)||IR (Flash)||IR (Steady)|
|HS-513X||Red (Steady)||Green (Steady)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-514X||IR (Flash)||White (Steady)||Red (Steady)|
|HS-515X||GR(S) + WH(F)||BL(S)||IR(F)|
|HS-517X||IR (Flash)||Green (Flash)||Red (Flash)|
|HS-518||Green (Steady)||IR (Steady)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-520VX||GR(S) + WH(F)||GR(S)||IR (Morse "V")|
|HS-522XT||BL(S) + WH(FN)||IR(FN)||IR(S)|
|HS-526XT (K9 model)||Red (Flash)||IR (Morse “D”)||IR (Morse “D”/Dim)|
|HS-527XT (LE Tactical)||Red (Steady)||IR (Flash)||IR (Flash/Dim)|
|HS-528X||BL(F)||BL(S) + WH(F)||IR(F)|
|HS-529X||RD(S)||BL(S)||GR(F) + IR(F/B)|