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Berkey Light Water Filter
2.75 Gallon Capacity
The Berkey Light is made from BPA-free food grade high-quality co-polyester, the Berkey Light holds 2.75 Gallons of purified water. This system is designed to be a lightweight lower cost alternative to the Stainless Steel Berkey systems. The Berkey Light is recommended for small to medium sized families of 2-6 people.
A great features of the system is the ability to always see how much water is in the upper and lower chambers! The Berkey Light comes with a 6" base and can be used with 2-4 Black Berkey Filters.
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Recommended for 2-5 People
2 Black Berkey Filters Included
Maximum of 4 Black Berkey Filters
Max filtered water GPH: 7.5
Dimensions: 9"D x 28" H
1 Select Black Filter Options
2 Select Fluoride Filters
Lifespan: Up to 1000 gallons per pair
Lifespan: Up to 1000 gallons per pair
2 3 Bundle System Upgrades and Save 5% (Optional)
Black Berkey Primer 5% Off
Get it in City by Date
Berkey Light Water Filter System
Capacity: 2.75 Gallons (10.4 L)
Material: High-quality, BPA-free, food-safe, copolyester container
The Berkey Light can be used anywhere. It was initially designed to be a lower-cost, lightweight, portable alternative to our stainless steel units. Weighing in at a mere seven pounds, it can provide enough water for groups of up to 20 people - in emergencies. The Berkey Light requires no water pressure and no electricity and can provide pure drinking water from almost any source, making it ideal for outdoor and emergency use. The filters outperform our competitors' microfiltration capabilities by removing 99.99% of viruses and bacteria — among many other contaminants such as chlorine and lead — without adding harsh chemicals or wasting water.
The Berkey Light's see-through aspect makes it easier to quickly and accurately determine how much water is in the upper and lower chambers. The six-inch elevated base allows you to place a drinking water glass under the spigot without putting the unit on the counter's edge. The BPA-free copolyester material is durable, making it dent- and shatter-proof. The Berkey Light is produced at the same quality and quantity as the stainless steel models at a more economical price.
*Not yet available in Iowa*
Black Berkey Filters (Included)
The Black Berkey filters are installed in the upper chamber. The Berkey Light supports up to four black filters. Learn More
The Light Spigot is made of FDA-approved BPA-free polypropylene. Learn More
Berkey Light Water Filter System
|Filtered Water Capacity||2.75 Gallons (10.4 L)|
|Product Dimensions||9 x 9 x 28 inches (with stand)|
9 x 9 x 22 inches (without 6" stand)
|Weight Empty||6 lbs|
(Lower Chamber Full)
|Material||High quality, BPA-free, food-safe, copolyester container|
|Spigot (Included) Material||BPA free, FDA approved, high impact polypropylene|
$305 with 2 Black Berkey Filters (standard configuration)
$465 with 4 Black Berkey Filters
(Gallons Per Hour)
Up to 3.75 GPH with 2 Black Berkey Filters (standard configuration)
Up to 7 GPH with 4 Black Berkey Filters
Black Berkey Purification Filters (2 included)
|Contaminants Removed||200+ contaminants are removed, including, but not limited to; viruses (99.999%), pathogenic bacteria (99.9999%), Chloramine (below lab detectable limit), trihalomethanes (99.8%), pharmaceuticals (99.9%), pesticides (below lab detectable limit), heavy metals (See the test results).|
|Product Dimensions||2.25 x 2.25 x 9.75 inches|
|Composition||Carbon composite containing high-grade coconut shell carbon combined with a proprietary blend of 5 other types of media.|
|Certifications||The Black Berkey purification element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 531|
|Lifespan||3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)|
1The Black Berkey purification element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53 but has not yet been certified.
- Berkey Purification Element Chem-Red Test-9-15 Rev.pdf
- BF2 Gross Alpha Radiological Test Results-1.pdf
- BF2 Gross Beta Radiological Test Results.pdf
- BF2 Inorganic Test Results.pdf
- BF2 Microbiological Testing.pdf
- BF2 Organic Test Results.pdf
- BF2 Uranium Radiological Test Results.pdf
- More Test Results
How To Information
Included with every Berkey Light System is
a Standard 2-Year Warranty!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Berkey Filters encourages you to test your product once it's received. For this reason, we accept returns of products in new or used condition. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason within 30 days of receiving your package, you may contact Customer Service to start a return or exchange. The Berkey Light System is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years, prorated in 6-month intervals. Learn more about our warranty policies.
If a replacement is needed for a part covered under warranty, please get in touch with Customer Service for additional information regarding the exchange of an item.
Compare the Berkey
Water Filter systems
1Price varies with the number of Filters | 2Flow rate based on optimal water conditions and emergency use with the upper container being kept full. The flow rate may vary by user.
Berkey Light Water Filter FAQ
The Berkey Light Water Filter system has a holding capacity of 2.75 gallons of purified water. This Berkey system is a lower-cost, lightweight alternative to the stainless steel Berkey Water Filter systems. The Berkey Light System is perfect for small to medium-sized families ranging from 2-6 people.
To prevent the growth of algae, we recommend keeping the Berkey Light out of direct sunlight. The only other maintenance we suggest is to wash the lower chamber once per month with soapy dishwater. Calcium scale may build up on spigots and chambers after prolonged use using a hard water source. To remove scale build-up, soak affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% mix of vinegar and water for about 15 minutes. Finish by cleaning with soapy dishwater. After regular use, the flow rate of your system may decrease. To speed up the flow rate, scrub the exterior of each purification element with a stiff brush or Scotch-Brite® pad and re-prime elements.
The Berkey Light is a popular system because it is portable, lightweight, and see-through. The Berkey Light can hold 2.75 gallons which is an excellent capacity. Another favorite feature of Berkey Light is the included base. The base raises the entire system allowing space between the countertop and the spigot, so filling up a glass or water bottle is easier. Bonus: the Berkey Light LED Base lights up water droplets, so it glows!
No, in 2008, the manufacturer, New Millennium Concepts, developed and released a Berkey Light BPA-free system.
Before that, the Berkey Light systems were made of food-grade polycarbonate approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Some research suggests that polycarbonates leach BPA (Bisphenol-A) when exposed to industrial-grade alkaline detergents or when repeatedly exposed to temperatures over 192 degrees Fahrenheit (88 degrees Celsius). Neither scenario occurs when using a Berkey Light normally. New studies concerning the possible leaching of BPA are ongoing. New Millennium Concepts decided to use an alternative to the polycarbonate previously used to produce the Berkey Light system. Fortunately, a new product was developed that is BPA FREE. New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. replaced the polycarbonate material with this new material to alleviate any concerns our customers might have. Not only is this copolyester highly durable and dishwasher safe, but it is also scratch, stain, shatter, and odor-resistant.
PLEASE NOTE: The recycle code found on the bottom of plastic containers is called Resin Identification Codes. Polycarbonate is simply one type of plastic that falls under code #7. Code #7 is a catchall code that means "Other" most products that do not fit into categories #1 through #6 are placed into category #7. It is also for products made from more than one type of plastic in categories #1 through #6. The new copolyester that the Berkey Light system uses is also categorized as #7, although it is not polycarbonate and does not contain any BPA.
It is rare but possible. Excessive pressure from over-handling the spigot could cause a stress fracture. For this to happen, it takes extreme strain or force on the Berkey Light, so regular use should not cause it to crack.
Yes, the manufacturer made a change in the plugs for the Berkey Light. Any Berkey Light made in 2014 or later will have slightly larger holes in the upper chamber and, therefore, slightly large hole plugs. This change was made to make the hole plugs universal between stainless steel and Berkey Light systems.
The manufacturing date of your Berkey can be found on the embossing on the bottom of the upper chamber. Look for a circle with a two-digit number in it. A 14 in the circle indicates 2014.
If you notice something green in the lower chamber of your Berkey Light, it may be algae.
Berkey water is purified water which means it is free of preservative chemicals that would stop algae growth. The Berkey Light is also transparent, allowing water into the chamber, creating a greenhouse effect. Both can create ideal algae conditions.
To prevent the growth of algae, relocate the system somewhere where it's not in direct sunlight. Wash the chambers monthly with soap and water. Some customers place a pure silver coin in the lower chamber, which prevents the algae from growing. This is due to the natural anti-microbial properties of silver.