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Berkey Light Water Purification System

Item #: BL4X-BB

List price: $242.00

Our price: $231.00 You save $11.00 (5%)

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If you take your family camping, travel long distances or want to be prepared for unexpected emergencies, the Berkey Light system can provide you with clean, safe drinking water wherever you are, for years to come. The Berkey Light is easy-to-use, self-sterilizing, cleanable and removes bacteria, parasites and other contaminants from water. It even produces the soothing sound of falling raindrops while it purifies! read more

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List price: $242.00

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Details offers the Black Berkey purification element with our Berkey purification systems. Black Berkey is a specialty purification element that fits into all Berkey products and, unlike Berkey's Super Sterasyl Ceramic element, it can reduce or remove viruses and filters up to 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement.

Berkey systems use micro-porous filtration, a process found in nature, combined with modern technology and high-quality materials to provide an exceptional water purification system. The Berkey Light with Black Berkey purification element will remove a wide range of viruses (up to 99.9999%), bacteria (up to 99.9999%), cysts and parasites as well as contaminants including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, volatile organic compounds, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors. The Black Berkey also removes chlorine to undetectable levels.

Water flowing through the Berkey systems has a long contact period with the purification element. Unlike other filters where water is forced through the element, water travels through Berkey purification systems along a tortuous path allowing water to stay in contact with purifying elements for an extended period. This allows you to purify treated water and untreated raw water from sources such as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and other unregulated water bodies.

The Berkey Light features:

  • Made from non-BPA co-polyester, which will not leach or retain foul odors or tastes
  • Shatter resistant and virtually unbreakable
  • Will not retain foul tastes or odors from unpurified water
  • 2 cleanable Black Berkey filters
  • Gravity-powered, so requires no pumping or energy sources for purification
  • Can be expanded to use 4 purification elements to purify up to 8 gallons (30 liters per hour)
  • Storage capacity of 2.75 gallons (10.4 liters)
  • Purifies maximum of 4 gallons (15.2 liters) per hour
  • When in use, the systems stands 26.5” in height and 9” in diameter
  • The base is included, and it enables you to put a glass under the spigot without the unit needing to be at the edge of a table.


1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty


Filters in Berkey Natural Purifiers can be cleaned and reused to prolong filter life. This product replaces the need for buying safe drinking water in plastic bottles, and reduces the impacts associated with manufacturing and disposing of plastic bottles. The Black Berkey purification element can purify up to 3,000 gallons before needing replacement, which minimizes the long-term impact of purchasing this product.

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Additional Information

Dimensions 21" in height, 9" in diameter
Key Feature Removes bacteria, parasites, and other contaminants.
Origin Made in the U.S.A.

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  • From Jim at 12/8/12 8:19 AM
    • Why can't this be shipped to California?
    • The new CA law requiring lead-free certification is prohibitive and lengthy, and at present is too cumbersome for the company to undertake. (Even though Berkeys are 100& lead free).

      The Berkey can be shipped to CA privately however. So if you have a friend in another state who can receive it, they can then ship it to you.
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  • From Beth at 5/2/13 9:29 PM
    • IS it electric?
    • The Berkey Light Water Purification System does not require electricity. It is powered by gravity, so you can take this filter anywhere and just put water into it for filtering. This filter is especially useful for group picnics, camping trips, Scouts outings, outdoor summer barbecues. It can be used anywhere that the water source is suspect.
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  • From Courtney at 8/27/14 10:21 AM
    • Does this filter remove minerals from water?
    • The Berkey Light Water Purification System removes most of unwanted chemicals, foul tastes, odors and heavy metals in water without removing the healthy minerals that your body needs.
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  • From anne at 3/22/15 3:53 AM
    • At what rate does the Berkeley water filter purify water?
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Berkey Light system can produce up to 4 gallons ( 15.2 liters) of purified water per hour
      Configured with 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Berkey Light system can produce up to 8 gallons (30 liters) of purified water per hour
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  • From Lily at 4/10/15 9:54 AM
  • From Jason at 9/17/15 1:30 PM
    • Why can't this be shipped to Iowa?
    • Hi Jason,

      Iowa requires that all filters sold in their state be tested in labs they choose, unfortunately at significant expense. Berkey has not yet complete this testing.

      - Courtney
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  • From Carrie McGraw at 10/24/15 7:53 AM
    • What brand of long term water storage bottles do you recommend in addition to having this filter system? As a general rule are 5 gallon long term water storage containers freeze proof? Thank you. This looks like a great product.
    • We recommend the WaterBrick for storage of filtered water. If you are concerned about freezing, or if you want to freeze WaterBricks, care should be taken to leave space for expansion of the water. The filled water level should be no higher than the top of the male locking lug which is just below the WaterBrick logo on the container.
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  • From chris at 3/3/16 3:16 PM
    • How long or how much water will filters last. ?
      Can filters be shipped to California?
    • If you have a 2 filter Berkey and 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 4 years!

      Yes, the filters can now be shipped to California.
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  • From Patricia at 10/8/16 9:07 PM
    • What's the difference in ordering going the 2 purification elements versus the four?
    • The flow rate will be double the speed if you have 4 purification elements opposed to 2 on the Berkey Light Purification System.
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  • From Frank at 11/16/16 8:14 AM
    • Does the Berkley Light remove copper?
    • The Black Berkey Filter Elements that come standard with all the Berkey systems remove 95% and higher of detectible copper and other heavy metals.
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