FEC HEMS-Star® Portable Helipad Lighting System

HEMS-Star® rechargeable battery powered LED helipad lighting system.  Designed for rapid deployment to provide safe and effective marking at designated or ad-hoc helicopter landing areas.

Proven technology

HEMS-Star® is the upgraded version of the popular HeliLight System which has been operational in the field for four years and used at multiple locations by HEMS operators around the world.



    Operational Capabilities

    • HEMS-Star® system extends operating hours.
    • Portable and lightweight – a full case weighs only 10.6 Kg.
    • Versatile - Red, blue, green, white visible LEDs and infrared to support pilots wearing Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).
    • HEMS-Star® is rechargeable in its case via mains at 100-240V AC, vehicles at 13.5-28VDC, solar or wind power.  Mains PSU is capable of charging 8 lights from fully exhausted to fully charged in 3.5 hours.
    • HEMS-Star® is IP65 rated and fitted with rubber soled stainless steel base for stability. Successfully tested at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in Florida for stability under the full rotor wash of a Chinook.
    • HEMS-Star® achieved FCC certification for operation in the USA and CE certification for the European Union.

    Air to Ground Control

    HEMS-Star® are pilot activation enabled and fitted with an 868 MHz (915 MHz in the USA) UHF transceiver. 

    • Each light or set of lights can be programmed, interrogated and controlled by wireless commands.
    • HEMS-Star® via FEC Remote Lighting controller can be switched on from the aircraft operational via VHF at a line of sight at ranges in excess of 10km.
    • HEMS-Star® can be controlled remotely via a PC/Tablet with the USB-UHF transceiver.