Pleasant Hill Grain

Shopping Basket

  • This item was added
  • items in your basket
  • (close)

Talk to a Product Expert!   (866) 467-6123 or chat

+
Berkey Light Standard
Choosing a drop-down option makes more images available.
click for
details
This item ships free! Your order could ship free!

Why Buy from PHG?

  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Prompt, personal customer service
  • Sales tax only on NE & NC orders
Accepted credit cards
Canadian orders accepted by phone! Canadian orders accepted by phone
SKU: WC835, Shop more Berkey H2O Purifiers items
  • $231.00 - $441.35
  • In Stock Usually ships in 1-2 business days.

Features

  • 99.99999% contaminant reduction
  • Removes chemicals & pathogenic organisms
  • Removes microscopic viruses
  • Optional LED illumination
  • Purifies without electricity
  • Needs no water pressure
  • Rugged Tritan™ copolyester shell
  • Lightweight & portable

Description

Berkey Light Water Purifier-Filter

The Berkey Light® System is the newest development in Berkey water purification. Shell construction is 50-mil thick, BPA-free Tritan™ copolyester. Every Berkey Light has a capacity of 2.75 gallons, can accept up to four purifying elements, and comes equipped with either two or four Black Berkey® purifying elements (depending on model selected.) The Berkey Light purification process is gravity driven, requiring no electricity or water pressure. This makes Berkey systems completely and easily portable.

Two illuminated models: In addition to the standard non-illuminated model, the Berkey Light is available in two models that offer LED illumination in either white or cobalt blue color. Solid state LEDs have no filaments to break. Their power consumption is extremely low, and life span averages 100,000 hours—more than 11 years of continuous use. Water purification performance is identical for all three Berkey Light models (the LED's themselves do not have any role in purification.) The LED-equipped models provide illumination that guides users to the water supply at night when other lighting isn't available, and also provide area lighting that's bright enough for reading near the purifier (the white is much brighter than the blue.) The LED lamps can be powered by the included AC adapter, and rechargeable internal batteries, also included, will operate the LEDs all night on a single charge from the AC adapter.

A recent national study found 316 different contaminants in U.S. drinking water. Berkey purifiers remove pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites while extracting chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors. They reduce heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum as well as nitrates and nitrites, without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs.

  • “I didn't realize how little water I drank until I got the Berkey. Now I drink it all day long because it just tastes good and is so satisfying. Our town's tap water is highly rated, but the chlorine is very apparent. Now it tastes like spring water, I am not kidding.”

    – Schuyler G., VT

Berkey purifiers with Black Berkey elements use proprietary micro-pore technology to achieve contaminant reduction of 99.99999%. This extreme level of purification, called “7 log” reduction, means that no more than one part per ten million of the original contaminant remains. This standard is a thousand times more stringent than what's required to label a system as a simple “water filter.” Systems achieving 7-log reduction provide ultra-pure water not only in normal conditions, but also in circumstances of extreme and highly dangerous contamination. And unlike many purifiers, Black Berkey elements are cleanable: A Scotchbrite™ pad is all you need to remove exterior buildup and extend element life. Each element can clean up to 3000 gallons of water.

The media within Black Berkey elements removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon called adsorption, the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. The exclusive purification elements are also impregnated with proprietary media that promote ionic absorption of pollutants within the micro-porous elements. A key reason Berkey systems are so effective in removing contaminants from water is their long contact period. Most systems blast water through their filters at 60-90 PSI, limiting contact with their filter media to only a fraction of a second. Water molecules passing through the revolutionary micro-pore structure of the Black Berkey purification elements are drawn gently by gravity and remain in contact with the trapping media for several minutes. This makes the Black Berkey filter media much more effective at capturing contaminants.

Berkey purifiers using the Black Berkey purification elements are proven to reduce pathogenic bacteria (including E. Coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Giardia and Cryptosporidium) by 99.99999%. Berkey systems have been tested with the highest pathogenic contamination levels that can be produced in a laboratory. When contamination levels exceed a billion pathogens per liter of water (10,000 times the density of contamination used in the standard test protocol for bacteriological removal) they're classified as TNTC (too numerous to count.) Under normal testing protocol, one pathogenic organism is tested at a time, each with a fresh purifying element. For this test, however, the laboratory was directed to combine three separate pathogenic TNTC cultures. Tested under this extreme contamination level, absolutely no pathogens were able to make it through the purification elements. The laboratory then incubated the water, and nothing grew. When the purified water was viewed under an electron microscope not even inviable microbes were detectable—nothing was present but pure water. Furthermore, contaminants including trihalomethanes, radon 222, and volatile organic compounds including benzene, 2,4-D, Heptachlor, MTBE, styrene, tetrachloroethylene and toulene, among many others, were reduced to below detectable limits.

Viruses: Far smaller than bacteria, viruses typically range upward in size from about 30 nanometers (nm). Black Berkey purification elements have been proven in independent testing to reduce the MS2 and Fr Coliphage viruses, which are among the smallest viruses at about 25nm, to Log 5 (99.999%). No other gravity fed water filtration system even comes close to this performance.

The striking superiority of Berkey water purifiers can be demonstrated with food coloring. When bacteria are viewed under a powerful microscope, food coloring is often used as a contrast enhancer to make the bacteria easier to see. Food coloring consists of particles so small that even under magnification strong enough to show fine details in a single bacterium, the food coloring still appears only as solid, uniform coloration. Yet Berkey purifiers effectively remove food coloring from water. Berkey systems are the only purifiers in the world that can do this.

Berkey purifiers are available in several configurations. All Berkey Systems using Black Berkey purifying elements meet or exceed the EPA's stringent "7 log" (99.99999%) contaminant reduction specification. Systems using Black Berkey elements within transparent Tritan™ copolyester shells are known as Berkey Light Purifiers. Systems using Black Berkey elements within 304-grade stainless steel housings have the same purifying performance, and are known as Berkey Stainless Purifiers.

Please note: Berkey Light® systems are not yet available for shipment to Iowa, and shipment to California is restricted for some products. The Berkey Light system with 2 elements preinstalled (with or without LED lighting) MAY be shipped to California. The Berkey Light system that comes with 4 elements preinstalled may not be shipped to California at this time. Every Berkey Light system has four holes in the bottom of the upper chamber, to accommodate the user's choice of two, three or four purifier elements. In the California-shippable Berkey Light systems that come with 2 elements, two of the holes come with removable rubber plugs in them. Please also note that replacement Black Berkey elements ARE available for shipment to California.

The two-element units have four purifier-mounting holes, two of which come plugged, so you can operate with up to four elements if you wish.
See our sale prices in the menu selector above!

Berkey Light Purifier Models 

Berkey Light purifiers are now available equipped with either 2 or 4 Black Berkey purifier elements!
Berkey Light Standard, 2 Elements: $275.00  Berkey Light White LED & 2 Elements: $369.00  Berkey Light Blue LED & 2 Elements: $356.00
Berkey Light Standard, 4 Elements: $389.00  Berkey Light White LED & 4 Elements: $470.00  Berkey Light Blue LED & 4 Elements: $470.00

Black Berkey® filtration systems are an integral part of the ideal solution for treating virus-contaminated water supplies. The accepted standard for using chlorine to kill waterborne viruses is 2 PPM (2 parts of chlorine per 1 million parts of water.) 2 PPM is achieved by adding 8 drops of straight chlorine (common chlorine bleach) to 1 gallon of water. For "good measure" the recommendation is often made to use up to 16 drops per gallon. But what if you don't want to consume all of that chlorine? Berkey® Purifiers solve this dilemma. Black Berkey® elements remove the chlorine from the treated water after the chlorine has completely killed any viruses present. You're left with only what you want... ultra pure, ultra safe, great tasting water!

Save up to 50% on Berkey purifier accessories by choosing a special using the selectors above. Special pricing is available for the Berkey sport bottle and Black Berkey primer when either accessory is purchased with a Berkey purifier from this page. Take advantage of these great offers to save on exceptional Berkey accessories!

Warranted by manufacturer: Read warranty

Other Berkey systems include Berkey Stainless Purifiers, the small stainless Go Berkey, and the Sport Berkey personal bottle. Also available: British Berkefeld systems with white ceramic elements.

Pleasant Hill Grain has been among the largest distributors of Berkey water purification systems for many years. In business for over three decades, we're here to help you with any questions now, and we'll be here later to meet your future needs. Please email or call us if you'd like to discuss Berkey systems. We'd appreciate your business, and we look forward to serving you!

Did we forget something? If you need more information about this product, please tell us what else you'd like to know with a quick email or live chat!

Reviews

Overall Rating:
Viewing 1 - 10 of 11
  • View:
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • Bought for emergencies, but...
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Originally I bought the Berkey just in case the electricity went out (we have a well and the pump would go down without power), I would be able to use it for rain water, etc. But it works so well and the water is so clean I now use it full time and filter the well water also.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Berkey Light
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We just love our plastic Berkey -- it lets us check water level at a glance. The purification is amazing as it removes color and odor perfectly. We drink a lot more water now that the taste is so good... and coffee tastes better too! !
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great Service!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Helpful, friendly, and efficient service! My order arrives in 3 business days! I'm a repeat customer because of the great products and service at Pleasant Hill Grain!
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • I hope I never use it
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This unit purchased with additional filters should be able to provide the most important essential element for survival. We would be able to use this for pure drinking water for years in the event of a natural or man made disaster. Water should be your first preparation priority.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • bought for emergency use only
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Haven't used it yet but the construction of all the parts appear to be sound and the design looks good.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Priming the filter was easy, once i found out the way the air flows
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The unit is very easy to put together, and I have a stand alone water cooler, and the water is great!
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Safe water
    By on - Verified Buyer
    It does a really excellent job for its size.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Berkey changed my diet
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I didn't realize how little water I drank until I got the Berkey purifier. Now I drink it all day long because it just tastes good and is so satisfying. Our town's tap water is highly rated for purity, but it doesn't deserve to be. It now tastes to me like "tap water, " in the worst sense of the word—the chlorine is very apparent. Once through this filter it now tastes like spring water, I am not kidding. I also use it to water my plants, a whitish deposit tended before to build up on the surface of the soil. I'm also sure that my unfiltered water interfered with the vitality of my sourdough starters, which is why I got it in the first place.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Berkey Lite water filter
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I already have two of the stainless steel versions and wanted additional redundancy plus the ability to filter more water when guests arrive.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • It's great
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I can't believe it!!
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Specs

Please select product option(s) from the drop-down menu at top of page to see item-specific info here.

Brand Berkey H2O Purifiers
Height 26.5" with base, 21" without base
Product Weight 5 lb.
BPA Free Yes
Flow Rate 8.5 gallons per hour when full, if four elements are installed (4.25 gallons per hour with two elements installed). (This is 204/102 gallons in 24 hours.) The flow rate of all gravity filters is highest when the prefiltered tank is full.
Element Type Black
Capacity 2.75 gal.
Warranty Length 2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 month intervals
Country of Manufacture United States

Ingredients

Use & Care

Shipping

Please select product option(s) from the drop-down menu at top of page to see item-specific info here.

Please note: Berkey Light® systems are not yet available for shipment to Iowa, and shipment to California is restricted for some products. The Berkey Light system with 2 elements preinstalled (with or without LED lighting) MAY be shipped to California. The Berkey Light system that comes with 4 elements preinstalled may not be shipped to California at this time. Every Berkey Light system has four holes in the bottom of the upper chamber, to accommodate the user's choice of two, three or four purifier elements. In the California-shippable Berkey Light systems that come with 2 elements, two of the holes come with removable rubber plugs in them. Please also note that replacement Black Berkey elements ARE available for shipment to California.

Parts

Parts

Specials:

See product description below.