The Core Survival HEL-STAR 4 EXO® offers high visibility, durability, waterproofing, and easy battery replacement in a low profile, snag free footprint. The two operating functions can be user defined in a variety of colors & IR, flash rates and light intensity options. It stays true to the original low profile design for SAR, airborne, K9 and other confined space operations.
As a personnel marker light developed for multiple military and tactical operations, it retains the original low-profile design required by users. The 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 4 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.
The HEL-STAR 4 EXO® two-function tactical light for MFF/Airborne, SAR, K-9 and other tactical operations features include:
- Tactile Operation - Switches are designed for positive operation by a gloved hand, in the blind, with the helmet donned.
- Flexible & Secure - The HEL-STAR 4 EXO® marker light can easily flex and conform to mount where you need it. Perfect for space constraints and for K-9 applications.
- Operating Extremes - is shock and vibration resistant, dustproof and open sea waterproof to 66 fsw.
The HEL-STAR 4 EXO® is available in 13 models (see Models Table for function colors.
An enhanced feature of the HEL-STAR 4 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 4 EXO® has been waterproof tested to 66 feet for underwater operations.
The Velcro® attachment provides reliable mounting with a built-in breakaway feature in case the device is hit by a foreign object or a parachute riser. Two detented sliding switches provide ON/OFF The CR123 lithium battery is field-replaceable and affords long life and excellent cold temperature operation. HEL-STAR 4EXO ® was designed for easy operation with gloved hands in the blind.Features
Safety - Velcro interface provides an emergency peel-away feature—reducing potential for injury caused by interference with parachute risers.
Security - Positive visual and tactile confirmation of ON/OFF and function status. One touch turns the unit OFF. Positive confirmation of OFF avoids inadvertent ON status in the IR mode.
Versatility - Three operating functions are provided with a choice of white, green or IR signals—flashing or steady. The electronics/battery compartment is waterproof to at least 16 feet.
Simplicity - The tactile sliding switches can be operated with a gloved-hand in the blind with the helmet donned.
Long Life / Extreme Conditions - Powered by a field-replaceable lithium 123 cell for long life and excellent cold temperature operation.
Waterproof - Designed for waterproof operation to 66 feet sea water.
Visibility—White flash meets FAA 3-statute mile requirements; redesigned LED element provides full 180 degree side-visibility.
Field Reprogramming Capability—Available as an option. Requires Program Interface Module (PIM) and access to a laptop.
|Model||Function M-1||Function M-2|
|HS-402X||Green (Steady)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-403X||White (Flash)||Green (Steady)|
|HS-404X||White (Flash)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-405X||Green (Steady) + White (Flash)||Green (Steady)|
|HS-406X||IR (Flash)||(IR (Steady)|
|HS-407X||White (Steady)||IR (Flash)|
|HS-408X||Green (Steady)||Red (Steady)|
|HS-410X||White (Steady)||Red (Steady)|
|HS-411X||Red (Flash)||IR (Steady)|
|HS-412X||White (Steady)||Green (Steady)|
|HS-413X||Green (Flash)||Red (Flash)|
|HS-417X||IR (Flash)||IR (Flash/Dim)|
|HS-418X||White (Flash)||Blue (Steady)|