System comes with your choice of either 2 or 4 Black Berkey purification filters.
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Constructed of a shatter resistant, high impact strength non BPA copolyester; the system comes complete with two purification elements, a base and utilizes the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 2.75 gallons and stands 26.5" tall when used with the included base, and is 9" in diameter. The system stands 21" when used without the base. Configured with two Black Berkey purification elements the system can purify over 4 gallons per hour. When used with 4 black filters, the system can purify up to 8 gallons per hour.
The Berkey Light system is designed for use during travel, outdoor activities and during unexpected emergencies. This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.
Black Berkey Purification Elements
Black Berkey Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. In fact, we tested the Black Berkey purification elements with more than 10,000 times the concentration of pathogens per liter than is required by standard test protocol. This concentration of pathogens is so great that the post filtered water should be expected to contain 100,000 or more pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction - the requirement for pathogenic removal). Incredibly the purification elements removed 100%. Absolutely no pathogens were cultured from the effluent or were able to be detected, even under an electron microscope, setting a new standard in water purification.
Black Berkey purification elements are so powerful, they can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other filtration element can duplicate this performance.
No need for expensive disposable filters. Black Berkey purification elements are re-cleanable. When the flow rate decreases simply brush the Black Berkey purification elements with a ScotchBrite pad under running water, reinstall and your system is again ready to purify water. Each durable and efficient purification element will last for up to 3,000 gallons (6,000 gallons per set of two) and provide years of efficient water purification. What's more, the unique Black Berkey purification elements are self-sterilizing.
The powerful Black Berkey purification elements also remove or reduce pathogenic cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, nitrates, nitrites, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.
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Posted by Bob on 15th Oct 2012
I expected a plastic sealed cover for top of unit. otherwise I would have ordered the stainless model.
Posted by Shane on 19th Sep 2012
Easy to install. I am a little concern about the handle... It isn't the sturdiest. Also the upper container never completely empties the way the filters are made. Overall I am very pleased. The water quality and taste is wonderful. I sleep better knowing that the water I consume is free from Chlorine, Floride, harmful bacteria, etc.
Posted by Nikki on 21st Jul 2012
We started with the travel Berkey, via the "GO Berkey" kit. We used that system for 2 years as our daily water purification system, then decided it was time to purchase a bigger system. We love our new Berkey Light! It has made our daily purification system so much easier, as this particular system holds much more water. We use the travel Berkey on camping trips and in hotels. We love knowing that we always have access to pure, clean water! I recommend Berkey systems to all my friends and family.
Posted by G Hoops on 25th May 2012
I like how this looks in my kitchen. I do wish the spout was sturdier. I did buy the replacement kit. I just think that for the price, I shouldn't have to tell my teenagers to be careful when they use it. The filters work very well for sure. The instructions for priming them and for the assembly are not as clear as they could be, but now that I've done it the next will be easy. Considering the price difference between the Berkeys and the Propurs, this is a great buy -- worth the quick, inconvenience of priming.
Posted by Leeann on 10th May 2012
I have had a few gravity filters and you get what you pay for. The Berkey is fair priced for the product and the water while not the best I've tasted is the best for a gravity system. I have had several reverse osmosis filter systems and although the water taste a bit better. No electricity and you are S.O.L. good job Berkey
Posted by Donald on 22nd Nov 2011
Good product for the price. I've used others but this is the best one for me. I've bought 2. Just wish it had a better lid.
Posted by SM on 9th Jun 2011
I just received and unpacked my Berkey Light. I have a filtered water bottle made by another company but it can't meet the needs of our family.
The Berkey Light was recommended by a friend who told me that a friend of theirs used a Berkey in a foreign country where the only water they had was dirty at best. They never got sick because their Berkey did such a good job.
My thanks to Lisa who went out of her way to get my order shipped the day I ordered it. I chose www.GetBerkey.com because their price was competitive and they offer a 50% discount on an additional item.
Posted by Keith R. on 25th May 2011
I've been using my Berkey Light for about 2 weeks now and my whole family absolutely loves it! The water where we live has a very high lime and calcium content, not to mention the chlorine and fluoride. I found that I was drinking less and less water because it just tasted so bad. Since receiving my Berkey Light, even my kids are avoiding the soft drinks and going straight for the pure water.
My main reason for purchasing the Berkey system is more "survival" related. In the event of natural disaster or a total melt-down of society, the #1 thing you will need to survive is drinkable water. Since moving to NC I noticed that anytime a hurricane was headed up the coast the first thing to disappear off the store shelves was the bottled water. Now I don't have to worry about it! In the case of an emergency the Berkey will literally be worth it's weight in gold. I can make pure, liquid gold from pretty much any fresh-water source with no power requirements.
My number 2 factor was the ability to remove fluoride and other toxic chemicals. With the added PF-2 filters, the Berkey Light fits this requirement easily.
Number 3 is portability. I needed a filtration system that I could carry with me and that would easily fit in a small box. I was pleasantly surprised when I received my Berkey Light at how small the box was that it came it. I thought for sure the post man forgot to leave a box, but no, this unit easily packs up into a small, rectangular box.
And lastly, it needed to be cheap and easy to maintain. I challenge anyone to find a system that meets all of the above requirements for less than what this unit sells for at getberkey.com - not gonna happen!
In summary, if you are serious about survival and concerned about the chemicals that are being put in your tap water, then you won't find a cheaper, more effective unit than the Berkey Light. We are so serious about this that we use this water for our pets! Learn the truth about fluoride, when you comprehend what it is doing to you, you will rush to buy one of these units with the PF-2 filters. I love my Berkey Light and am so glad to not be drinking the toxic syrup coming out of my tap that is called "drinking water".