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Black; CORE Survival Hel-Star 5 EXO (NIR) - HCC Tactical


SKU: HS-501X

CORE Survival

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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...
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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.

Export of the IR version of this product is subject to ITAR/EAR Export Controls. Please visit our ITAR/EAR page (click here) or Contact Us for more Information.

Its three user defined operating functions come in a variety of colors and IR, 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.

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.

  • 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.
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Joshua R.
United States United States

Bought it for safety

My service dog was getting stepped on by people walking by. So I wanted to make her more visible. I have a k9 storm collar, modern icon hel star cover, and this hel star. Together they make a very compatible collar for my working dog. I only wish they had a combination of lights I liked. I currently have the green with white strobe/white flash/and IR. I don't need the IR. It would be nice if the flat amber and white strobe or a flat white was available. It would also be nice if they made something compatible with the k9 storm k9 vest.

Terrance S.
United States United States

Very Happy

I was very happy to find this hard to get product on the site and it was shipped promptly was great customer service!

United States United States

Light weight and tough.

OUTSTANDING. Light weight and low profile.

Jay H.
United States United States

Hel-star 5 exo

Product received was as advertised. Fast shipping and customer service and communication is top notch!


HCC Tactical

Thank you so much. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Joseph T.
United States United States


Exactly as advertised. Works perfectly in all three modes. Fits my helmet like a glove.