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Berkey Light - Water Purifier.

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The Berkey Light is made from shatter-resistant copolyester designed for use during travel and outdoor activities. It’s perfect for environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available. It purifies treated and untreated raw water from such sources as streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries where regulations may be substandard. The system does not leach foul tasting plasticizers into your water and will not retain foul tastes and odors from waterborne contaminants. Its self-sterilizing and re-cleanable purification elements remove pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites as well as harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222, trihalomethanes and reduce nitrates, nitrites, sediment and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury.

We all know that clean drinking water is a part of the foundation to good physical health. Nothing can substitute for that.

Today, obtaining this wholesome drinking water may be harder than one might expect. Water may contain chlorine, lead, high levels of harmful bacteria, and other unwanted contaminants. Sometimes, these contaminants produce unpleasant tastes and odors, but often, they are undetectable by our senses. Even bottled water can contain these same contaminants, and can be expensive.

The Berkey Light is the most advanced passive water filter available. It removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts, chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, foul tastes and odors, and reduces heavy metals without removing the healthful and nutritional minerals your body needs!

Other filtration systems are inferior. Most do not remove pathogenic bacteria and many remove beneficial minerals from the water as well. In addition, the Berkey Light is powerful enough to filter raw, untreated water from sources like lakes, streams, rivers and ponds.

Contaminants are captured on and within the micro-porous filtering element and are separated from the water. Each durable and efficient self-sterilizing element can be cleaned with a toothbrush or scrub pad and will last for 4,000 gallons.

The unit is made of durable Lexan, the same material used to make bullet proof glass, which makes it rugged and lasting, yet its design is pleasing to the eye. Because it is transparent, there is no guesswork when refilling the system because the water level is always visible.

The elevated base allows the Berkey Light to be used directly on the ground or situated anywhere on a flat surface. The chambers and base join together so it is convenient to transport even while it is filtering water. Each unit holds 2.5 gallons and filters at the rate of 1 gallon per hour.

It comes packaged with two Black Berkey purifying elements and sets up in minutes. Simply screw in the filtering elements and spigot, snap the chambers and base together and you are ready to filter! These filters work by gravity, so electricity is not involved.

For those of you who only have city water available, this filter is a great way to get rid of the excess chemicals and dead bacteria found in your water as a result of the chemicals.

Those with access to well or spring water will find it filters out all the excess minerals that give the water an odor and/or funny taste.

We have also known missionaries over the years that have used these water filters overseas with great success. Many have given it raving reviews. No matter where you live, this will guarantee you pure, drinking water at any time.


  • Filters a full canister overnight. Adding more Berkey filtering elements will expedite the process
  • Holds 2.75 gallons (10.4 liters)
  • Includes 2 Black Berkey filtering elements
  • 21" tall and 9" wide
  • Made in the US
  • Free shipping

*Due to high levels of contaminants in water today and a finer matrix in the Black Berkey® purification elements, New Millennium Concepts Ltd. advises that one should expect a 3-6 hour period to empty a full chamber

Sales of any Berkey products to the states of California and Iowa have been suspended. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Customer Reviews

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Why can't Californians' buy Berky Products?
by Valerie on Mar 26, 2014

I'm from California and I was wondering why I can not purchase Berky products? I have also noticed a lot of stuff in some other catalogs can not be delivered or bought from Californians? Do you know what gives?

    Re: Why can't Californians' buy Berky Products?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 26, 2014

    To answer your question best I have a quote from the Berkey website.
    "California recently adopted AB 1953 / SB 1334 & 1395 / HSC Section 116875, commonly refered to as the "no lead law". Of course Berkey products do not contain lead, but under this measure until the state of California confirms this fact, Berkey is forced to suspend shipment of water purification systems to the state of California. This is a complex law and shipment will resume to California when we get clarification on how to proceed on obtaining a lead free certification as defined by the state of California."
    I am sorry for the inconvenience!

Berkey Light
by Heidi on Mar 8, 2014

Our friends brought their Berkey Light with us when we'd camp in the mountains of TN. The water we had available was extremely dirty and orange. We'd all watch as the dark, dirty water was poured into the Berkey and drip down clear! Thank you for selling such wonderful products.

by Terri on Mar 7, 2014

I will purchase all that Berkey has to offer if it does indeed remove salt. We have well water with a high content of salt. After much research, my husband believes that we can only purchase bottled water... Please let me know.. I do not trust bottled water. Thank you

    Re: Berkey
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 26, 2014

    I haven't personally tried removing a high salt content from our water but the Berkey website does state that the filters remove or reduce rust, silt, sediment, turbidity, foul taste and odors. However there is another comment on the Q&A part that states not to use the filters with sea water as the salt quickly wears the filters down. You most likely would be able to use these filters to get rid of the salt, but just expect to have to buy filters more often than the average time period. Thanks!

Berkey Light
by Beth Reiter on Oct 16, 2013

Hello, I'm thinking of purchasing a Berkey Light and wonder about the plastic. Is is BPA free? Thank You.

    Re: Berkey Light
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 17, 2013

    Yes, all the plastic on our units are BPA free!

softned water
by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2013

Hi, we have well water and a water softener. Do you know if the Berkley will filter the salt in the softened water?

    Re: softned water
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 17, 2013

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it will.

Berkey Light
by Olivia M on Jan 23, 2013

I have in my possession THE BERKEY LIGHT for which I could not be happier. I have used it now for a few months and the results are awesome. My son came over and he said yes to my offer for a cup of coffee using one of Star Bucks products. He recognized the more mellow drink that he so appreciated. Also, I have purposely tested the water once filterd for acid/alkaline levels. It turns out the water becomes more alkaline, which is so much better for your body. As you know disease loves to live in an acidic body. So thank you for this wonder product.

by Juanita Allen on Jan 11, 2013

My question is on the Berkey Light filters. I purchased this a year ago but don't know how often to replace the filters.

by Bethany Myers on Oct 4, 2012

Does this help to remove any fluoride present in the water? Not sure if that is even possible...but though I would ask as we have city water and, ugh, I get so anxious about the mass amounts of fluoride they use!

    Re: Fluoride???
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    To remove fluoride you should get the PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements.

by Tracey Morgan on Jun 26, 2012

How long do the filtering elements last, like how many gallons do they filter? Also, what is the replacement cost for the elements?

I've been looking at different water filtration systems, and I'm very interested in this one.

Thank you.

    Re: question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    Please see above info on how many gallons can be filtered. The cost of a pair of Black Berkey elements is $107.00 as seen on their web page. Thank you!

Berkey light LED
by tessa mccool on Jun 10, 2012

Does this Berkey come with the LED light?

    Re: Berkey light LED
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    No our Berkeys do not come with LED lights.

by darlene on Jun 4, 2012

can we buy extra fluoride filter to reduce flouride as well to be used with this berkey?

    Re: berkey
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012


suspended sale?
by kristen on May 10, 2012

Why can't I buy this in California??

    Re: suspended sale?
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 29, 2012

    As of January 1, 2010, California restated it's laws concerning water purification, plumbing, drinking water, etc. The Berkey Filters fell under the water purification regulations, in which extensive, VERY costly tests had to be made at Berkey's expense. These tests do not guarantee unending certification, and may have to be continuously performed to insure certification. Berkey chose not to perform the testing. Hence, they are not available in California.

by Michelle on Jun 2, 2009

Love the Berkey! Thanks so much! The freshest dried herbs, too.

by Pamela on Jul 28, 2008

I absolutely LOVE my Berkie Light. I keep it next to the sink, so it is really easy to fill with pull out spigot. I like my water cold, so I always have a gallon in the fridge and some going through the purifier. We are a family of 5 (2 on the way). Water is our primary drink, and when we have company (which is often), we fill an extra glass gallon jug and keep it cold. I thought it might be bothersome to keep up with the filling process, and was concerned it would keep us stocked well enough, but with the see through container, learning a simple new habit and helpful family members, we're never without pure water. We used to take up so much space and money with bottled water, now we all have our own Rubbermaid bottles that have our name on them, we just refill and take care of our own bottles. It is a system that works wonderfully for us and saves us tons of money. We are also very excited to take our Berkey Light camping!

Berkey lite
by Laura on Nov 17, 2006

Actually I have a question. From your experience with this filter, will this size be able to provide a family of six enough water for drinking and cooking compared to the big berkey. Also what is the advantages having it clear compared to the metal ones. Thanks for your time.

    Re: Berkey lite
    by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2006

    Yes, the Berkey Light is more than adequate in providing water for a family of 6.

    Concerning the clear see-through Berkey Light vs. the metal Big Berkey, the water levels in both chambers are always visible in the Berkey Light. You have to lift the top chamber of the Big Berkey to see the water level in the bottom chamber.

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