Berkey Light Water Purifier-Filter
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- 99.99999% contaminant reduction
- Removes chemicals & pathogenic organisms
- Removes microscopic viruses
- Purifies without electricity
- Needs no water pressure
- Rugged Tritan™ copolyester shell
- Lightweight & portable
- Discount pricing available, see description for details
Berkey Light Water Purifier-Filter
Berkey Purifiers Alert
Berkey water purifiers have been one of our most popular products for many years, and their production has now been halted by the EPA. At Pleasant Hill Grain we believe Berkey purifiers are the most effective, highest quality purifiers on the market. But in some areas (mainly California), government authorities have sought for years to curtail Berkey sales. Those government authorities have offered their justifications, while many others have seen very different motives.
The latest move is that the U.S. EPA has now declared that Berkey water purifiers are a pesticide (seriously…), and therefore under their regulatory authority. Berkey is currently under a government order to cease production. As a result, we (and all distributors) are unable to order more Crown, Imperial, Big, or Travel stainless systems, and these models are now out of stock. We can can still order Berkey Light and Royal—but these remaining Berkey systems are likely to run out soon as well. Berkey has made it very clear that the regulations the government is moving to put in place would mean the end of Berkey.
As of this week, Berkey’s stock of separate purifier elements is exhausted, and distributors cannot order more.
Berkey is now suing the EPA in federal court in an effort to overturn their policy. It’s unknown when a ruling will be made, and if the EPA decision is allowed to stand, then we expect any remaining Berkey stocks to sell out in days if not hours. So if you want to ensure your personal supply of Berkey systems and replacement elements, our advice is that now is the time to do that. You can read Berkey’s recent statement on these developments here, and see an interview of Berkey owner Jim Shepherd by Emerald Robinson here.
Berkey Light® System is the newest development in Berkey water purification. The shell is super tough, made of .050" 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.
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 nitrites, without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs.
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.
“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
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.
Soft water: The Black Berkey® purification elements are designed to remove heavy metals, but will not remove mineral salts, which are added by a water softener. The salt used to soften water will not be extracted by the Black Berkey® element. We recommend that you use softened water directly from the source rather than running it through the Black Berkey® elements.
The striking superiority of Berkey 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.
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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!
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 call (866) 467-6123 or email us if you'd like to discuss Berkey systems. We'd appreciate your business, and we look forward to serving you!
Save on Berkey purifiers and accessories! The table below shows the special pricing that's available for Berkey products.
|Order must include a Berkey Light purifier from this page, or a stainless Berkey purifier from this page, plus a second Berkey item to be eligible for a bundle discount. Some replacement parts aren't eligible for bundle discount pricing. Discount will appear in cart.|
Berkey Bundle Discounts
|Up to $750||5%|
Please note: Berkey Light® systems aren't available for shipment to Iowa or California. Of course, any Berkey system may actually be used anywhere. More details about this regulation can be seen.
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Select product option(s) from the drop-down menu at top of page to see item-specific specifications here.
|Brand||Berkey H2O Purifiers|
|Height||26.5" with base, 21" without base|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||5 lb.|
|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.|
|Capacity (volume)||2.75 gal.|
|UPC||Does not apply|
|Warranty Length||2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 month intervals|
Select product option(s) from the drop-down menu at top of page to see item-specific specifications here.
Please note: Berkey water purifier systems aren't available for shipment to Iowa or California (though they certainly may be used in these states). There are no restrictions on actual use of any Berkey system in any state. More details about this regulation can be seen.
Accessories for this product:
PF-2 Fluoride/Arsenic Reduction Filters: These screw onto the underside of the Black Berkey® elements, inside the fresh water tank, and reduce fluoride and arsenic. The pair together will typically treat 1000 gallons of water. (Note: These do not fit onto the white ceramic elements, and they also cannot be used with the "Go Berkey" system.)
The Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water:Fluoride: Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Fluorosilicate... (More info)
Two ways to prime: Black Berkey® purifier elements need to be primed when they're put into service. Priming simply involves forcing some water through the element under a little pressure to make sure all of the purifying medium gets wet, which ensures that you'll benefit from each element's full flow rate. For this purpose, elements come standard with a Priming Button—a small foam rubber ring that allows you to prime the element at a faucet. The optional Black Berkey Primer is an alternative way of priming that may offer...(More info)
The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter is the ideal personal protection traveling companion, featuring the Ionic Absorption Micro Filtration System. The bottle's filter removes or dramatically reduces a vast array of health-threatening contaminants from questionable sources of water including lakes and streams, stagnant ponds and other water supplies.
The media within the filter element removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon known as adsorption, the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. As...(More info)
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