Berkey Light Water Purifier

3.91 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

From: $231.00

  • Includes 2 Black Berkey Elements
  • Serves 1 – 5 People
  • Holds aprox 2.75 Gallons

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We provide a lifetime warranty above and beyond the manufacturers warranty on all Berkey Light Chambers, spigots, washers, and wing nuts. Offer Excludes Black Berkey Filter Elements in which case manufacturers warranty applies.

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Black Berkey Elements (Product Includes one set)

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Product Description



Height x Diameter (inches) 26.5 x 9.25 (base included); The system can also be used without the base and stands 21″; Empty Weight 5(lbs); Holding capacity:  Aprox. 2.75 Gallons.

Easy Setup and Simple Installation.

Configured with two Black Berkey® purification elements the system can purify over 4 Gallons per hour.

Non BPA Co-polyester Version.

Free in the USA
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Black Berkey Elements Remove:

Exceeds purification standards:
MS2 – Fr Coliphage

Exceeds purification standards:
E. coli – Klebsiella – Pseudomonas Aeruginosa – Giardia – Cryptosporidium – Raoultella Terrigena

Removed to below detectable limits:
Bromodichloromethane – Bromoform – Chloroform – Dibromochloromethane
Health effects: muscle & nervous system disorders, cancer

Removed to below detectable limits:
Radon 222

Removed to below detectable limits:

Chlorine Residual Cancer, Birth Defects
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below detectable limits
Carbon Tetrachloride
1, 1-Dichloroethane
1, 2-Dichloroethane
1, 1-Dichloroethylene
cis-1, 2-Dichloroethylene
1, 2-Dichloropropane
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Heptachlor Epoxide
Lindane, Methoxychlor
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
HEAVY METALS reduced by up to 95%:
Lead kidney, nervous system damage
Mercury kidney, nervous system disorders
Aluminum respiratory, nervous system disorders
Cadmium kidney damage
Chromium liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders
Copper gastro-enteric diseases

Additional Information

Weight 7.00 lbs

How the Berkey Light Operates

Berkey Light water purifiers are the most practical, user friendly and economical water purification systems available. To use, water is poured into the upper chamber. Gravity draws the water through the exclusive Black Berkey® purification elements. Contaminates are captured on and within the micro-porous purification elements and are separated from the water. The purified water then collects in the lower chamber where it can be drawn through the spigot. While in use, the system is joined together allowing the Berkey Light to be transported while it purifies water. This feature is useful when purified water is required in one location, such as in a food preparation area, and later in another location such as a dining area. There is no guesswork when refilling the system because the water level, in both chambers, is visible at all times. The elevated base raises the spigot level, allowing the Berkey Light to be utilized anywhere on a flat surface

The shatter resistant Berkey Light is made of high impact strength Non BPA Copolyester. The Berkey Light does not leach foul tasting plasticizers into your water and will not retain foul tastes and odors from waterborne contaminants.

The Berkey Light is so powerful it can be used to purify non-potable or unhealthy water in situations where electricity and water pressure are not available. For normal everyday situations or for hostile filtration environments, the Berkey Light water filter is the most flexible and adaptable available. The Berkey Light water purifier provides reliable, user friendly, powerful and economical water filtration and enhances the ambience of any environment.

11 reviews for Berkey Light Water Purifier

  1. 5 out of 5


    I have had my Berkey Light for over 2 yrs and I LOVE IT! My friends come over knowing they’ll have clean tasting & a fresh glass of water. I use the purified water whenever a recipe calls for water and for cooking as well. It tastes so good.

    I take my Sports Berkey to work so I will have clean water there to.

    Thank you Berkey Guy for providing my family and friends with refreshing purified water.

    Very Respectfully,
    Karen Ann Talbott, Callaway, MD

  2. 4 out of 5


    Does this filter remove chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides?

    • :

      Thanks for the question Sarah. Yes, the Berkeys are designed to remove pesticides as well as herbicides. Here’s a direct quote from the manufacturer, New Millennium Concepts, Ltd.:

      The powerful Black Berkey® purification elements also remove or reduce viruses, pathogenic cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, cloudiness, trihalomethanes, silt, sediment, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs…

      Please feel free to call us if you have more questions and to place your order 877-886-3653.



  3. 4 out of 5


    I live next to the Pacific Ocean. Does this system filter out salt?

    2nd question: how long do the filters last and is there any “cleaning procedure” to extend life.

    • :

      The Black Berkey filters are not designed to handle salt water, only fresh water.

      Black Berkey Elements are sold in pairs & one pair of Black Berkeys is rated to produce up to 6,000 gallons of water. The PF2 Fluoride & Arsenic Filters are designed to be used with the Black Berkeys. The PF2s are also sold in pairs and are rated to produce 1,000 gallons of water.

      The Black Berkeys come with instructions that cover cleaning & maintenance of the filters. It’s basically as simple as using a brush/slightly abrasive scrub pad & clean water. You essentially brush the Black Berkey to remove the outer layer of carbon & then rinse it with clean & cool water. There’s no need to use any kind of detergent, chemicals, or hot water. Doing so will likely ruin the filter.


  4. 5 out of 5


    How many gallons can you do before you have to replace the filters? Thanks so much.

    • :

      Thanks for the question Deb. Black Berkey Elements are sold in pairs & one pair of Black Berkeys is rated to produce up to 6,000 gallons of water. The PF2 Fluoride & Arsenic Filters are designed to be used with the Black Berkeys. The PF2s are also sold in pairs and are rated to produce 1,000 gallons of water.

      -Thanks, David

  5. 3 out of 5


    David Hello~

    Can you please explain the difference between the black filters and white ceramic? Which ones filter out more contaminants?

    The travel filter uses the black filter correct? and the water bottle?

    Does the light filter use electricity?

    Thank you- Heidi

    • :


      Thanks for asking. The Black Berkey Elements remove more contaminants from the water as well as produce many more gallons of purified water than the white ceramic filters. Both filters can be scrubbed to lengthen their lives but the Black Berkeys can be primed (backflushed) as well.

      The Travel Berkey comes with the Black Berkey Elements but its dimensions also fit the white ceramic filters. The Berkey Light system needs batteries or a power source only if you are using the LED (light emitting diode) base along with it. The LED base does nothing to treat the water; it simply provides ambient light.

      Feel free to call us with more questions or to place your order: 877-886-3653,

  6. 5 out of 5


    does the berkey light system able to be upgraded to four filters?

    • :

      Great question, the Berkey Light can hold up to 4 Black Berkey Elements at a time.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Question about Floride.

    Can you tell me the percent of Floride that will be removed from the water?


    • :


      Optimally, it can remove over 99 percent, but on average the PF2 Filters used with a Berkey Light system will reduce fluoride up to 95 percent.


  8. 1 out of 5


    Does it remove rust?

    • :

      Thanks for asking. Yes, it does reduce rust taste & color.


  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We’ve had the Berkey Light for almost a year now. Our city water has a strange chemical taste which is entirely removed by the Berkey water filter. Although our city does not use fluoride I also have the Berkey fluoride filters. We use the filtered water for cooking and drinking and the taste is really great! It’s so much better than the bottled water we bought for a couple of years after my distiller broke and before we bought the Berkey Light. I figure we used to spend approximately $15 a month on bottled water so the Berkey Light system will pay for itself in about 17 months. It’s also nice not to have to recycle so many empty plastic water containers. I’ve had several different water filters and distillers over the last 35 years and the Berkey is by far the best of all of them, the easiest to use, has the longest lasting filters and the best tasting water.

  10. 5 out of 5


    Hello from the Big Island of Hawaii where we were hit by hurricane Isbel. We were off power for 12 days here in Puna as there were trees down everywhere, no phone service either.
    While others were picking up drinking water and Ice every day I was able to pull the water from my catchment tank
    uninterupted. I also had a spigot at the bottom of my tank which helped. So good to be prepared!
    I keep telling people to get one as we are close to the Volcano and vog is in the air. Mabe they will now.
    I love my Berkey and have had it for some time now and
    never want to be without mine.

  11. 1 out of 5


    What is the difference between the light system and the regular system? Does the light system need electricity? TIA

    • :

      The only difference is that the LED Version has a light, the light does not do anything else, just provide illumination.

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