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{"id":1613949763693,"title":"Berkey Light Water Filter System","handle":"berkey-light-water-filter-system","description":"\u003cp style=\"color: #ff0000; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eSave 28.57%\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e \u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Description\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eThe Berkey Light water purifier can be used in any setting, but it was originally designed to be a lower-cost, lightweight, portable alternative to our larger stainless steel units. Weighing only seven pounds, the Berkey Light holds 2.75 gallons of purified water and can provide enough water for groups of up to 10 to 20 people. The Berkey Light is ideally suited for outdoor and emergency use, as it requires no water pressure and no electricity and can provide pure drinking water from almost any source. More than just a water filter, the Berkey Light is classified as a water purifier. Our micro-filtration system outperforms our competitors by filtering out 99.99% of viruses and bacteria — as well as other contaminants such as chlorine and lead — without the use of harsh chemicals.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Berkey Light water filter systems have features that are unique to this specific model of water purifier. Light and durable, the see-through container makes it easier to determine the amount of water in the upper container without the need to have the water-view spigot. The built-in elevated base makes it possible to place a drinking water glass under the spigot without having to place the unit on the edge of the counter. The lightweight BPA-free poly material is extremely durable, making it dent- and shatter-proof. The Berkey Light water purifier produces the same quality and quantity of water as the stainless steel models at a more economical price. All Berkey Light water filter units come with two filters and two plugs and have the capability to accept four filters.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*Not yet available in Iowa*\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eWhat's Included\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"padding-bottom: 25px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBerkey Light™ Water Filter System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBlack Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpigot (Included)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row\" style=\"padding-top: 25px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003ccenter\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/files\/Berkey-Light-Dims_large.png?v=1554599410\" alt=\"\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003c\/center\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eBerkey Light™ Water Filter System Specs\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFiltered Water Capacity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2.75 Gallons (10.4 L)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Dimensions:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9 x 9 x 28 inches\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Dimensions (Nested):\u003c\/strong\u003e 9 x 9 x 20 inches\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWeight Empty:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7 Pounds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWeight Full (Lower Chamber Full):\u003c\/strong\u003e 30 Pounds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMaterial:\u003c\/strong\u003e High quality, BPA-free, food safe, co-polyester container\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSpigot (Included) Material:\u003c\/strong\u003e BPA free, FDA approved, high impact polypropylene\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurification Speed (Gallons Per Hour):\u003c\/strong\u003e Up to 3.75 GPH with 2 Black Berkey™ Filters (standard configuration)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003ccenter\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/files\/pdp-spec2_large.png?v=1554600131\" alt=\"\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003c\/center\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eBlack Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eContaminants Removed:\u003c\/strong\u003e 203 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\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Dimensions:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2.25 x 2.25 x 9.75 inches\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eComposition:\u003c\/strong\u003e Carbon composite containing high-grade coconut shell carbon combined with a proprietary blend of 5 other types of media.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCertifications:\u003c\/strong\u003e The Black Berkey™ purification element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF\/ANSI Standard 531\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLifespan:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"padding-top: 25px; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eLab Results\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/Black-Berkey_Perfluorinated-Chemical-Removal-Test-Report.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBlack-Berkey_Perfluorinated-Chemical-Removal-Test-Report.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/Berkey%20Purification%20Element%20Chem-Red%20Test-9-15%20Rev.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBerkey Purification Element Chem-Red Test-9-15 Rev.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Gross%20Alpha%20Radiological%20Test%20Results-1.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Gross Alpha Radiological Test Results-1.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Gross%20Beta%20Radiological%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Gross Beta Radiological Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Inorganic%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Inorganic Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Microbiological%20Testing.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Microbiological Testing.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Organic%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Organic Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Uranium%20Radiological%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Uranium Radiological Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 20px; padding-bottom: 25px;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/manuals\/Berkey.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eDownload the Instruction Manual\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eBenefits\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 30px; padding-top: 45px;\"\u003eWhy is the Berkey Water Filter so good?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBerkey water filters are unique in their ability to meet the needs of a wide range of users. These abilities mean that if you purchase a Berkey, you will not have to compromise on any of the attributes you consider necessary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eWater Filtering Ability\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll Berkey water filters produce purified drinking water. In order to be classified as a water purifier, Berkey has surpassed standards set by the military in order to be able to differentiate between water filters of different abilities. These standards set the bar so high that very few are able to achieve this classification. Berkey water filters not only meet this standard but surpasses it with never before seen results. To find out more visit Water Purifier vs Water Filter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eThe Berkey is Economical\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe water filtration elements inside every Berkey system are cleanable, this allows each Black Berkey element to produce up to 3000 gallons of purified drinking water without the costly need of replacement. Take our most popular system the Big Berkey for example. This system comes with two filters, so the life of these filters would be 6000 gallons. The average family of four would drink about 2 to 4 gallons of water per day. Under those conditions the filters would not need replaced for a minimum of 4 years. That's using the Berkey to produce every drop of drinking and cooking water you would need for 1500 continuous days. Factor in the cost to replace the filters and the cost to enjoy purified drinking water is less than 2 cents per gallon. Compare this to other water filters on the market.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eDependably Simple\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe technology that Berkey uses to purify water is able to handle the very smallest of water contaminants, even viruses, making it on of the most powerful water filtering systems available. This ability is all possible using the most simple, foolproof methods, starting with micro-filtration. The pore structure of the Black Berkey filtering element is so small that minute organisms are not physically able to pass through the filtration medium. To make this microscopic structure even more powerful we incorporate the second simple but powerful technology, ionic absorbtion. This method adds an ionic charge that repels many other contaminants that would otherwise pass through the filter including heavy metals and chemicals. These abilities are built into the filters structure, they do not wear out or diminish in ability over time. So all that needs to be done to restore the filter to like new condition, is clean it to remove the contaminants that are trapped on the outermost surface of the element. That's it, foolproof and simple.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eFlexibility\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Berkey water filter is used worldwide to meet the needs of of a wide range of users. Emergency relief workers depend on the Berkey to take water of questionable quality and transform it into drinking water. People preparing for disaster purchase the Berkey water filter and put it in long term storage along with other preparation items. Health conscience people use the Berkey to rid their water of contaminants that are harmful to their bodies. People in remote areas or areas that only have access to water from outside sources like streams or lakes trust the Berkey for their needs. With a wide range of sizes and filter configurations the Berkey water filter is able to handle any size group from 1 person to a large group of people up to 150.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eControl your own water quality\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"padding-bottom: 25px;\"\u003eWhen you purchase water from water fill stations or buy bottled water, do you really know the quality of that water? With water fill stations, much maintenance is required for the machine to function properly. Is the person in charge of that maintenance changing filters when necessary or do they let them go beyond their ability to boost profits? Is the machine sanitized on a regular basis? Is the bottled water you purchase going through a filtering process, or is it just regular tap water from a municipal supply? The point is that if you are not producing your own water, you really are not in control of the quality of that water. If you own a Berkey Water Filter system you will be in charge of all of these factors and know that the water is being purified to the highest quality standards.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFAQs\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"rte\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-group\" id=\"accordion\" role=\"tablist\" aria-multiselectable=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingOne\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseOne\" class=\"collapsed\"\u003e How does the Berkey water filter compare to other water filters on the market? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseOne\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" style=\"height: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy comparison, Berkey water filters outperform commercially available water filters from both the portable and household water filter categories. Take a look at these Berkey water filter comparison charts and you can see for yourself that Berkey outperforms the competition in almost every category. Households across America trust water filters manufactured by Berkey. Water filter comparison should encompass more than initial retail cost. When researching water filter systems, you will immediately find that most of them only qualify as filters. Disposable filters that you buy at bargain prices online require frequent changes. Shop around, and before you make a final purchase, ask what the final cost per filtered gallon of water will be.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe cleanable Black Berkey water filters last 10 times longer than our competition and are so powerful that they even remove viruses. This ability to filter viruses qualifies our water filters as water purifiers. Side by side, the long-lasting Black Berkey is available at the best price. Berkey water filters rise to the top of all charts that compare water filter systems. With Berkey, you get a quality filter that surpasses standards for filtering out pathogenic bacteria and viruses listed in the Water and Purification Standard used by the Army. For the best filtration at the best price, Berkey water filters have no competition. Don’t just take our word for it: Do your own research and find out why Berkey water filters are the ultimate in water filtration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwo\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwo\"\u003e Do I need to fill my Berkey Water Filter System to the top every time? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwo\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eYes, each time you fill your Berkey Water Filter System's top chamber you should fill it up to the top of your filters. Only filling your system partially can wear out your filters unevenly, as the bottom of the filter is doing all the work! This causes the filtration rate to slow substantially, as the unused portion dries out and needs to be primed more frequently. Always make sure your bottom chamber is empty, before filling the top chamber, to avoid overflow.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingThree\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseThree\"\u003e When do I need to replace the Black Berkey filter elements in my system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseThree\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUse one of the 2 methods below:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePreferred Method\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTake the number of Black Berkey filtering elements in your system and multiply it by 3,000. This number will be the (Total Life) in gallons.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstimate the average amount of water you filter through your Berkey per day. This number will be the (Total Use) in gallons.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThen simply divide the (Total Life) by the (Total Use). This number represents how many days your filter will effectively treat your water before needing to replace them.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAs a reminder, with a permanent marker write the date that you calculated the need for Berkey replacement filters on the bottom of your unit.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExample:\u003c\/strong\u003e If you have a two filter Big Berkey and your used 4 gallons of water per day. You would multiply 2 (#of filters) by 3000 = 6000 (Total Life), then divide 6000 by 4 (total use) = 1500 days the filters will last, That's a little over four years!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Black Berkey filters in your unit will never stop working. The rate that the filters produce water will slow down. This is an indication that the filter needs to be cleaned. This brings us to the second method. If after cleaning your elements they do not filter any faster; it is time to replace them.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"heading21\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapse21\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapse21\"\u003e What are the basic differences between the Berkey Light and the stainless steel systems? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapse21\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"heading21\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Berkey Light model is designed for outdoor use. Therefore, it is about three pounds lighter in weight than the equivalent capacity of our stainless steel system. This is the only difference; all Berkey models produce the same high quality purified water. The Travel Berkey system is also designed for outdoor use and is the smallest of the stainless steel systems. It is compact enough to fit inside a portablesuitcase, because unlike the Berkey Light system, the upper chamber nests within the lower chamber during travel. This is the preferred system when mobility is a primary issue.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe four multiuse filter systems are designed for indoor and everyday use, so they are heavier and larger than the above systems but these systems can also be used outdoors or during unexpected emergencies when a source of potable water may not be available.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwenty\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwenty\"\u003e We live in the state of California, are we able to purchase a Berkey water filter system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwenty\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe state of California has established regulations and procedures for the sale of indoor water systems. Under these regulations, the state of California requires that any water treatment system that is sold in the state first be certified by an independent, third-party testing agency, such as NSF, before the system can be considered eligible for sale in California. NSF Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) and Standard 53 (health effects) would specifically apply to our purification elements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe state of California has established regulations and procedures for the sale of indoor water systems. Under these regulations, the state of California requires that any water treatment system that is sold in the state first be certified by an independent, third-party testing agency, such as NSF, before the system can be considered eligible for sale in California. NSF Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) and Standard 53 (health effects) would specifically apply to our purification elements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNSF Standard 42 covers systems “designed to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants such as chlorine, taste and odor, and particulates that may be present in public or private drinking water. NSF Standard 53 addresses, \"systems designed to reduce specific health-related contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, Volatile Organic Chemicals, and MTBE’s that may be present in public or private drinking water.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe tests we have conducted are much more rigorous than those required by NSF for the certifications mandated by the state of California. Our purifiers have been rigorously tested by third-party independent accredited labs far surpassing the above standard of taste, odor and chlorine reduction. For example, our systems have been tested for the removal of hundreds of contaminants including heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, pathogenic bacteria, and viruses. These test results are published and available to all our consumers on our website as well as published in our printed literature. In addition, there has also been other highly publicized and notable testing of our purifiers against other so-called similar water filtration systems which clearly back up our third-party testing. Although our extensive testing is sufficient for 49 states in the US, it is currently not acceptable for residents of the state California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnce NSF certification has been obtained, the state of California additionally requires that companies pay high costs to obtain and maintain certification with the state of California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the end, we have concluded that the additional taxes, certifications, and red tape have created too large of a barrier for our firm to offer our systems in the state of California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e I have been using my system for about 6-months, and the flow rate has slowed down considerably. Do I need to replace the filters? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eNo. Unlike other filtration elements, the Black Berkey filters are re-cleanable. What typically causes the filters to drip slowly is turbidity and sediment clogging the micro-pores of the elements. Simply remove the elements from your system, and clean the Black Berkey element by scrubbing the exterior of each element under running water with a green scrub pad (3M or ScotchBrite brand, etc.) or stiff toothbrush. It’s simple to do and takes less than a minute per element.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFive\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFive\" aria-expanded=\"true\" aria-controls=\"collapseFive\"\u003e Can I filter sea (salt) water through my Berkey system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFive\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFive\" aria-expanded=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eNo. The concentration of salt in sea water will more than likely ruin the elements fairly quickly.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e","published_at":"2019-04-06T18:54:54-06:00","created_at":"2019-04-06T18:54:54-06:00","vendor":"YourFoodStorage","type":"","tags":["Water Filters","Water Purification"],"price":24999,"price_min":24999,"price_max":24999,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":34999,"compare_at_price_min":34999,"compare_at_price_max":34999,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":15313357275245,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"N010","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Berkey Light Water Filter System","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":24999,"weight":3629,"compare_at_price":34999,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/products\/berkey-water-filter.png?v=1554598850","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/products\/berkey-light-water-filter-all-in-box.png?v=1554598850","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/products\/light_filt.jpg?v=1554598850"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/products\/berkey-water-filter.png?v=1554598850","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp style=\"color: #ff0000; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eSave 28.57%\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e \u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Description\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eThe Berkey Light water purifier can be used in any setting, but it was originally designed to be a lower-cost, lightweight, portable alternative to our larger stainless steel units. Weighing only seven pounds, the Berkey Light holds 2.75 gallons of purified water and can provide enough water for groups of up to 10 to 20 people. The Berkey Light is ideally suited for outdoor and emergency use, as it requires no water pressure and no electricity and can provide pure drinking water from almost any source. More than just a water filter, the Berkey Light is classified as a water purifier. Our micro-filtration system outperforms our competitors by filtering out 99.99% of viruses and bacteria — as well as other contaminants such as chlorine and lead — without the use of harsh chemicals.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Berkey Light water filter systems have features that are unique to this specific model of water purifier. Light and durable, the see-through container makes it easier to determine the amount of water in the upper container without the need to have the water-view spigot. The built-in elevated base makes it possible to place a drinking water glass under the spigot without having to place the unit on the edge of the counter. The lightweight BPA-free poly material is extremely durable, making it dent- and shatter-proof. The Berkey Light water purifier produces the same quality and quantity of water as the stainless steel models at a more economical price. All Berkey Light water filter units come with two filters and two plugs and have the capability to accept four filters.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*Not yet available in Iowa*\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eWhat's Included\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"padding-bottom: 25px;\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBerkey Light™ Water Filter System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBlack Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpigot (Included)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row\" style=\"padding-top: 25px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003ccenter\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/files\/Berkey-Light-Dims_large.png?v=1554599410\" alt=\"\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003c\/center\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eBerkey Light™ Water Filter System Specs\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFiltered Water Capacity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2.75 Gallons (10.4 L)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Dimensions:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9 x 9 x 28 inches\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Dimensions (Nested):\u003c\/strong\u003e 9 x 9 x 20 inches\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWeight Empty:\u003c\/strong\u003e 7 Pounds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWeight Full (Lower Chamber Full):\u003c\/strong\u003e 30 Pounds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMaterial:\u003c\/strong\u003e High quality, BPA-free, food safe, co-polyester container\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSpigot (Included) Material:\u003c\/strong\u003e BPA free, FDA approved, high impact polypropylene\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePurification Speed (Gallons Per Hour):\u003c\/strong\u003e Up to 3.75 GPH with 2 Black Berkey™ Filters (standard configuration)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"row\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003ccenter\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/files\/pdp-spec2_large.png?v=1554600131\" alt=\"\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003c\/center\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col-lg-6 col-md-6 col-sm-12\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eBlack Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eContaminants Removed:\u003c\/strong\u003e 203 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\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Dimensions:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2.25 x 2.25 x 9.75 inches\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eComposition:\u003c\/strong\u003e Carbon composite containing high-grade coconut shell carbon combined with a proprietary blend of 5 other types of media.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCertifications:\u003c\/strong\u003e The Black Berkey™ purification element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF\/ANSI Standard 531\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLifespan:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"padding-top: 25px; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eLab Results\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/Black-Berkey_Perfluorinated-Chemical-Removal-Test-Report.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBlack-Berkey_Perfluorinated-Chemical-Removal-Test-Report.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/Berkey%20Purification%20Element%20Chem-Red%20Test-9-15%20Rev.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBerkey Purification Element Chem-Red Test-9-15 Rev.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Gross%20Alpha%20Radiological%20Test%20Results-1.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Gross Alpha Radiological Test Results-1.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Gross%20Beta%20Radiological%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Gross Beta Radiological Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Inorganic%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Inorganic Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Microbiological%20Testing.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Microbiological Testing.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Organic%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Organic Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/wysiwyg\/pdf\/BF2%20Uranium%20Radiological%20Test%20Results.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBF2 Uranium Radiological Test Results.pdf\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 20px; padding-bottom: 25px;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/media\/manuals\/Berkey.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eDownload the Instruction Manual\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eBenefits\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 30px; padding-top: 45px;\"\u003eWhy is the Berkey Water Filter so good?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBerkey water filters are unique in their ability to meet the needs of a wide range of users. These abilities mean that if you purchase a Berkey, you will not have to compromise on any of the attributes you consider necessary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eWater Filtering Ability\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll Berkey water filters produce purified drinking water. In order to be classified as a water purifier, Berkey has surpassed standards set by the military in order to be able to differentiate between water filters of different abilities. These standards set the bar so high that very few are able to achieve this classification. Berkey water filters not only meet this standard but surpasses it with never before seen results. To find out more visit Water Purifier vs Water Filter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eThe Berkey is Economical\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe water filtration elements inside every Berkey system are cleanable, this allows each Black Berkey element to produce up to 3000 gallons of purified drinking water without the costly need of replacement. Take our most popular system the Big Berkey for example. This system comes with two filters, so the life of these filters would be 6000 gallons. The average family of four would drink about 2 to 4 gallons of water per day. Under those conditions the filters would not need replaced for a minimum of 4 years. That's using the Berkey to produce every drop of drinking and cooking water you would need for 1500 continuous days. Factor in the cost to replace the filters and the cost to enjoy purified drinking water is less than 2 cents per gallon. Compare this to other water filters on the market.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eDependably Simple\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe technology that Berkey uses to purify water is able to handle the very smallest of water contaminants, even viruses, making it on of the most powerful water filtering systems available. This ability is all possible using the most simple, foolproof methods, starting with micro-filtration. The pore structure of the Black Berkey filtering element is so small that minute organisms are not physically able to pass through the filtration medium. To make this microscopic structure even more powerful we incorporate the second simple but powerful technology, ionic absorbtion. This method adds an ionic charge that repels many other contaminants that would otherwise pass through the filter including heavy metals and chemicals. These abilities are built into the filters structure, they do not wear out or diminish in ability over time. So all that needs to be done to restore the filter to like new condition, is clean it to remove the contaminants that are trapped on the outermost surface of the element. That's it, foolproof and simple.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eFlexibility\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Berkey water filter is used worldwide to meet the needs of of a wide range of users. Emergency relief workers depend on the Berkey to take water of questionable quality and transform it into drinking water. People preparing for disaster purchase the Berkey water filter and put it in long term storage along with other preparation items. Health conscience people use the Berkey to rid their water of contaminants that are harmful to their bodies. People in remote areas or areas that only have access to water from outside sources like streams or lakes trust the Berkey for their needs. With a wide range of sizes and filter configurations the Berkey water filter is able to handle any size group from 1 person to a large group of people up to 150.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eControl your own water quality\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"padding-bottom: 25px;\"\u003eWhen you purchase water from water fill stations or buy bottled water, do you really know the quality of that water? With water fill stations, much maintenance is required for the machine to function properly. Is the person in charge of that maintenance changing filters when necessary or do they let them go beyond their ability to boost profits? Is the machine sanitized on a regular basis? Is the bottled water you purchase going through a filtering process, or is it just regular tap water from a municipal supply? The point is that if you are not producing your own water, you really are not in control of the quality of that water. If you own a Berkey Water Filter system you will be in charge of all of these factors and know that the water is being purified to the highest quality standards.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFAQs\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"rte\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-group\" id=\"accordion\" role=\"tablist\" aria-multiselectable=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingOne\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseOne\" class=\"collapsed\"\u003e How does the Berkey water filter compare to other water filters on the market? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseOne\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" style=\"height: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy comparison, Berkey water filters outperform commercially available water filters from both the portable and household water filter categories. Take a look at these Berkey water filter comparison charts and you can see for yourself that Berkey outperforms the competition in almost every category. Households across America trust water filters manufactured by Berkey. Water filter comparison should encompass more than initial retail cost. When researching water filter systems, you will immediately find that most of them only qualify as filters. Disposable filters that you buy at bargain prices online require frequent changes. Shop around, and before you make a final purchase, ask what the final cost per filtered gallon of water will be.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe cleanable Black Berkey water filters last 10 times longer than our competition and are so powerful that they even remove viruses. This ability to filter viruses qualifies our water filters as water purifiers. Side by side, the long-lasting Black Berkey is available at the best price. Berkey water filters rise to the top of all charts that compare water filter systems. With Berkey, you get a quality filter that surpasses standards for filtering out pathogenic bacteria and viruses listed in the Water and Purification Standard used by the Army. For the best filtration at the best price, Berkey water filters have no competition. Don’t just take our word for it: Do your own research and find out why Berkey water filters are the ultimate in water filtration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwo\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwo\"\u003e Do I need to fill my Berkey Water Filter System to the top every time? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwo\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eYes, each time you fill your Berkey Water Filter System's top chamber you should fill it up to the top of your filters. Only filling your system partially can wear out your filters unevenly, as the bottom of the filter is doing all the work! This causes the filtration rate to slow substantially, as the unused portion dries out and needs to be primed more frequently. Always make sure your bottom chamber is empty, before filling the top chamber, to avoid overflow.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingThree\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseThree\"\u003e When do I need to replace the Black Berkey filter elements in my system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseThree\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUse one of the 2 methods below:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePreferred Method\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTake the number of Black Berkey filtering elements in your system and multiply it by 3,000. This number will be the (Total Life) in gallons.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstimate the average amount of water you filter through your Berkey per day. This number will be the (Total Use) in gallons.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThen simply divide the (Total Life) by the (Total Use). This number represents how many days your filter will effectively treat your water before needing to replace them.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAs a reminder, with a permanent marker write the date that you calculated the need for Berkey replacement filters on the bottom of your unit.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExample:\u003c\/strong\u003e If you have a two filter Big Berkey and your used 4 gallons of water per day. You would multiply 2 (#of filters) by 3000 = 6000 (Total Life), then divide 6000 by 4 (total use) = 1500 days the filters will last, That's a little over four years!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Black Berkey filters in your unit will never stop working. The rate that the filters produce water will slow down. This is an indication that the filter needs to be cleaned. This brings us to the second method. If after cleaning your elements they do not filter any faster; it is time to replace them.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"heading21\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapse21\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapse21\"\u003e What are the basic differences between the Berkey Light and the stainless steel systems? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapse21\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"heading21\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Berkey Light model is designed for outdoor use. Therefore, it is about three pounds lighter in weight than the equivalent capacity of our stainless steel system. This is the only difference; all Berkey models produce the same high quality purified water. The Travel Berkey system is also designed for outdoor use and is the smallest of the stainless steel systems. It is compact enough to fit inside a portablesuitcase, because unlike the Berkey Light system, the upper chamber nests within the lower chamber during travel. This is the preferred system when mobility is a primary issue.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe four multiuse filter systems are designed for indoor and everyday use, so they are heavier and larger than the above systems but these systems can also be used outdoors or during unexpected emergencies when a source of potable water may not be available.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwenty\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwenty\"\u003e We live in the state of California, are we able to purchase a Berkey water filter system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwenty\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe state of California has established regulations and procedures for the sale of indoor water systems. Under these regulations, the state of California requires that any water treatment system that is sold in the state first be certified by an independent, third-party testing agency, such as NSF, before the system can be considered eligible for sale in California. NSF Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) and Standard 53 (health effects) would specifically apply to our purification elements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe state of California has established regulations and procedures for the sale of indoor water systems. Under these regulations, the state of California requires that any water treatment system that is sold in the state first be certified by an independent, third-party testing agency, such as NSF, before the system can be considered eligible for sale in California. NSF Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) and Standard 53 (health effects) would specifically apply to our purification elements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNSF Standard 42 covers systems “designed to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants such as chlorine, taste and odor, and particulates that may be present in public or private drinking water. NSF Standard 53 addresses, \"systems designed to reduce specific health-related contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, Volatile Organic Chemicals, and MTBE’s that may be present in public or private drinking water.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe tests we have conducted are much more rigorous than those required by NSF for the certifications mandated by the state of California. Our purifiers have been rigorously tested by third-party independent accredited labs far surpassing the above standard of taste, odor and chlorine reduction. For example, our systems have been tested for the removal of hundreds of contaminants including heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, pathogenic bacteria, and viruses. These test results are published and available to all our consumers on our website as well as published in our printed literature. In addition, there has also been other highly publicized and notable testing of our purifiers against other so-called similar water filtration systems which clearly back up our third-party testing. Although our extensive testing is sufficient for 49 states in the US, it is currently not acceptable for residents of the state California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnce NSF certification has been obtained, the state of California additionally requires that companies pay high costs to obtain and maintain certification with the state of California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the end, we have concluded that the additional taxes, certifications, and red tape have created too large of a barrier for our firm to offer our systems in the state of California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e I have been using my system for about 6-months, and the flow rate has slowed down considerably. Do I need to replace the filters? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eNo. Unlike other filtration elements, the Black Berkey filters are re-cleanable. What typically causes the filters to drip slowly is turbidity and sediment clogging the micro-pores of the elements. Simply remove the elements from your system, and clean the Black Berkey element by scrubbing the exterior of each element under running water with a green scrub pad (3M or ScotchBrite brand, etc.) or stiff toothbrush. It’s simple to do and takes less than a minute per element.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFive\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFive\" aria-expanded=\"true\" aria-controls=\"collapseFive\"\u003e Can I filter sea (salt) water through my Berkey system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFive\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFive\" aria-expanded=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eNo. The concentration of salt in sea water will more than likely ruin the elements fairly quickly.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Berkey Light Water Filter System

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The Berkey Light water purifier can be used in any setting, but it was originally designed to be a lower-cost, lightweight, portable alternative to our larger stainless steel units. Weighing only seven pounds, the Berkey Light holds 2.75 gallons of purified water and can provide enough water for groups of up to 10 to 20 people. The Berkey Light is ideally suited for outdoor and emergency use, as it requires no water pressure and no electricity and can provide pure drinking water from almost any source. More than just a water filter, the Berkey Light is classified as a water purifier. Our micro-filtration system outperforms our competitors by filtering out 99.99% of viruses and bacteria — as well as other contaminants such as chlorine and lead — without the use of harsh chemicals.

The Berkey Light water filter systems have features that are unique to this specific model of water purifier. Light and durable, the see-through container makes it easier to determine the amount of water in the upper container without the need to have the water-view spigot. The built-in elevated base makes it possible to place a drinking water glass under the spigot without having to place the unit on the edge of the counter. The lightweight BPA-free poly material is extremely durable, making it dent- and shatter-proof. The Berkey Light water purifier produces the same quality and quantity of water as the stainless steel models at a more economical price. All Berkey Light water filter units come with two filters and two plugs and have the capability to accept four filters.

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What's Included

  • Berkey Light™ Water Filter System
  • Black Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included)
  • Spigot (Included)

Berkey Light™ Water Filter System Specs

  • Filtered Water Capacity: 2.75 Gallons (10.4 L)
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 28 inches
  • Product Dimensions (Nested): 9 x 9 x 20 inches
  • Weight Empty: 7 Pounds
  • Weight Full (Lower Chamber Full): 30 Pounds
  • Material: High quality, BPA-free, food safe, co-polyester container
  • Spigot (Included) Material: BPA free, FDA approved, high impact polypropylene
  • Purification Speed (Gallons Per Hour): Up to 3.75 GPH with 2 Black Berkey™ Filters (standard configuration)

Black Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included)

  • Contaminants Removed: 203 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
  • 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)

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Why is the Berkey Water Filter so good?

Berkey water filters are unique in their ability to meet the needs of a wide range of users. These abilities mean that if you purchase a Berkey, you will not have to compromise on any of the attributes you consider necessary.

Water Filtering Ability

All Berkey water filters produce purified drinking water. In order to be classified as a water purifier, Berkey has surpassed standards set by the military in order to be able to differentiate between water filters of different abilities. These standards set the bar so high that very few are able to achieve this classification. Berkey water filters not only meet this standard but surpasses it with never before seen results. To find out more visit Water Purifier vs Water Filter.

The Berkey is Economical

The water filtration elements inside every Berkey system are cleanable, this allows each Black Berkey element to produce up to 3000 gallons of purified drinking water without the costly need of replacement. Take our most popular system the Big Berkey for example. This system comes with two filters, so the life of these filters would be 6000 gallons. The average family of four would drink about 2 to 4 gallons of water per day. Under those conditions the filters would not need replaced for a minimum of 4 years. That's using the Berkey to produce every drop of drinking and cooking water you would need for 1500 continuous days. Factor in the cost to replace the filters and the cost to enjoy purified drinking water is less than 2 cents per gallon. Compare this to other water filters on the market.

Dependably Simple

The technology that Berkey uses to purify water is able to handle the very smallest of water contaminants, even viruses, making it on of the most powerful water filtering systems available. This ability is all possible using the most simple, foolproof methods, starting with micro-filtration. The pore structure of the Black Berkey filtering element is so small that minute organisms are not physically able to pass through the filtration medium. To make this microscopic structure even more powerful we incorporate the second simple but powerful technology, ionic absorbtion. This method adds an ionic charge that repels many other contaminants that would otherwise pass through the filter including heavy metals and chemicals. These abilities are built into the filters structure, they do not wear out or diminish in ability over time. So all that needs to be done to restore the filter to like new condition, is clean it to remove the contaminants that are trapped on the outermost surface of the element. That's it, foolproof and simple.

Flexibility

The Berkey water filter is used worldwide to meet the needs of of a wide range of users. Emergency relief workers depend on the Berkey to take water of questionable quality and transform it into drinking water. People preparing for disaster purchase the Berkey water filter and put it in long term storage along with other preparation items. Health conscience people use the Berkey to rid their water of contaminants that are harmful to their bodies. People in remote areas or areas that only have access to water from outside sources like streams or lakes trust the Berkey for their needs. With a wide range of sizes and filter configurations the Berkey water filter is able to handle any size group from 1 person to a large group of people up to 150.

Control your own water quality

When you purchase water from water fill stations or buy bottled water, do you really know the quality of that water? With water fill stations, much maintenance is required for the machine to function properly. Is the person in charge of that maintenance changing filters when necessary or do they let them go beyond their ability to boost profits? Is the machine sanitized on a regular basis? Is the bottled water you purchase going through a filtering process, or is it just regular tap water from a municipal supply? The point is that if you are not producing your own water, you really are not in control of the quality of that water. If you own a Berkey Water Filter system you will be in charge of all of these factors and know that the water is being purified to the highest quality standards.

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No. The concentration of salt in sea water will more than likely ruin the elements fairly quickly.