HEL-STAR 6® is a multi-function helmet mounted LED light designed for airborne/MFF, tactical and other military operations.
HEL-STAR 6® combines the basic features of the earlier HEL-STAR 4® & HEL-STAR 5® multi-function marker lights into a compact, integrated design with enhanced omni-directional visibility and easy battery replacement.
The newly refined HEL-STAR 6® Gen III offers a sleek design, integrated tie downs, battery changes without tools, and advanced electronics, including a field reprogramming option.
Sliding switches enhance tactile feel and provide positive, intuitive control between the two operating modes and four user-defined functions. Functions can be selected from virtually any combination of White, four different color options, and IR – either flashing or steady. Variable flash rates, intensities and coded signals provide expanded IFF capability.
Independent testing has confirmed that the HEL-STAR 6® Gen III exceeds the FAA’s 3 statute mile visibility requirement and is shock and vibration resistant, dustproof, and open sea waterproof to 130 fsw (laboratory 300+ feet).
HEL-STAR 6® is built on a platform that allows new technology to be incorporated as it becomes available. As mission demands shift and expand, HEL-STAR 6® continues to evolve with changing user needs.
Wireless field re-programming capability is available upon request. Requires the purchase of a Programming Interface Module (PIM).
Other Operating Colors/Signal/Intensity Codes are available upon request.
The Static Nose Plug version, Model 620, is used when the user wants the light setting to be completely secured as either Overt or Covert. For the light setting function to be switched from A to B the Static Nose Plug needs to be removed, turned 180 degrees and put back in.
Model 620: Two Modes of Operation, Two Functions in each mode. Main Switch: “0” = OFF, “1” – Function 1, “2” = Function 2. Nose Plug: p = Mode A, q = Mode B.
The Sliding Nose Switch version, Model 640, is used when the user wants the light setting to be more easily set as Overt or Covert. For the light setting function to be switched from A to B the Sliding Nose Switch is simply pushed out.
Model 640: Two Modes of Operation, Two Functions in each mode. Main Switch: “0” = OFF, “1” – Function 1, “2” = Function 2. Nose Switch: p = Mode A, q = Mode B.
Detailed Description by Model & Part Number
GR(S/D) + WH(F)
GR(S) + WH(F)
GR(S) + WH(F)
GR(S/B) + WH(F)
BL(S) + WH(F)
GR(S) + WH(F)
Optional Operating Color/Signal/Intensity Codes
BL = Blue
S = Steady
No Suffix = Standard intensity
GR = Green
F = Flash (60 fps)
/B = Brighter than standard
IR = Infrared
FN = NATO Flash (30 fps)
/D = Dimmer than standard
RD = Red
FM = Morse Code "M" or other
WH = White
FX = Special Coded Flash
Note: White Steady and Flash
are always tuned to "Bright" to
meet FAA 3 mile visibility
ITAR: All HEL-STAR models with IR operating modes are ITAR controlled and cannot be shipped or carried outside the United States without express written permission from the United States Department of State. Export is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as required by the International Traffic In Arms Regulation (ITAR). Title 22, Code of the Federal Regulation (CFR) Parts 120-13.