- The Berkey Light water filter system comes standard with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements but can be expanded up to 4 elements
- It is a lightweight unit designed for home use, travel, outdoor activities, and during unexpected emergencies
- Constructed of a non-BPA/BPS co-polyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water
- Storage capacity of about 2.75 gallons (10.4 liters)
- Maximum filters: 4 Black Berkey Elements (in upper chamber)
- System includes upper and lower chambers, a base, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4), 2 washers, 2 wingnuts, 1 priming button, 1 spigot, 1 cloth lid
- Height when in use: 21″ (when used without base); 26.5″ (with base)
- Weight: 6lbs empty
- Diameter: 9″
- For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 1-5 people
- Fully configured, this system can serve up to 100-200 people a day, during an emergency
- Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
- Configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Berkey Light system can produce up to 4 gallons ( 15.2 liters) of purified water per hour
- Configured with 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Berkey Light system can produce up to 8 gallons (30 liters) of purified water per hour
- Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
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This System includes the New Berkey® Quick-Start Kit:
- Prime Rite™ Universal Adapter (Only for use with faucet)
- Prime Rite™ Fluoride Element Adapter
- Anti-Airlock Clip
- 2 Red Food Dye Vials
Download the Berkey Quick-Start Kit Instructions HERE.
What does Berkey® Remove?
Black Berkey® Elements Remove:
VIRUSES – Removed to >99.999% (Log 5)
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 4):
MS2 Coliphage ; Fr Coliphage.
PATHOGENIC BACTERIA (AND SURROGATES) – Removed to >99.9999%
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 6): Bacillus atrophaeus (Anthrax surrogate); Raoultella terrigena (Pathogenic Bacteria Surrogate); Salmonella Enterica.
TRIHALOMETHANES – Removed to >99.8%
(Below Lab Detectable Limits):
Bromodichloromethane ; Bromoform ; Chloroform ; Dibromochloromethane.
Removed to Below Lab Detectable Limits: Chloramine; Chloride; Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine); Free Chlorine
HEAVY METALS (HIGH & LOW pH LEVELS)
Aluminum (>99%); Antimony (>99.9%); Barium (>80%); Beryllium (>99.9%); Bismuth (>99.9%); Cadmium (>99.7%); Cobalt (>95%); Chromium (>99.9%); Chromium 6 (>99.85%); Copper (>99.9%); Iron (>99.9%); Lead (>99.9%); Mercury (>99.9%); Molybdenum (>90%); Nickel (>99.9%); Vanadium (>87.5%); Zinc (>99.9%).
PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS CONTAMINANTS – Removed to >99.9%
Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Carbamazepine; Ciprofloxacin HCl; Erythromycin USP; Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim; Bisphenol A; Diclofenac Sodium; 4-para-Nonylphenol; 4-tert-Octylphenol; Primidone; Progestrone; Gemfibrozil; Ibuprofen; Naproxen Sodium; Triclosan.
|Pesticides & (Semi) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to Below Laboratory Detectable Limits
1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (CFC 123a)
Aroclor (1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260)
Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12)
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Halo acidic Acids (HAA5)
Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC 11)
and many more*
ALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
Arsenic (>99.9%); Escherichia coli (E. Coli) (>99.999%); Fluorene (>99.9%); Manganese (>99.9%); MBAS (>96.67%); Nitrites (>95%); PCB’s (>99.9%); Petroleum Products (Gasoline, Diesel, Crude Oil, Kerosene, Mineral Spirits, Refined Oil- All >99.9%); Selenium (>99.9%); Thallium (>99.5%); Rust; Silt; Sediment; Turbidity; Foul Tastes and Odors.
* For Heavy Metals, Inorganic Minerals, Pesticides, Petroleum, Pharmaceuticals, Semi-VOC’s, THM’s, VOC’s; reduction exceeded lab detection limits.
Karen Ann Talbott –
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.
Karen Ann Talbott, Callaway, MD
Sarah smith –
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.:
Please feel free to call us if you have more questions and to place your order 877-886-3653.
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.
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.
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,
lucas groters –
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.
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.
Does it remove rust?
Thanks for asking. Yes, it does reduce rust taste & color.
Nancy (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.
anita weeks –
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.
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.