BERKEY® Light™ Filter - No. 1 water purifier
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Berkey Light® 10.4L

€346.00 Tax included
IN STOCK - delivered 48/72h*
  • Water filter for 1 to 5 people
  • Ideal for outdoor use: camping, summer kitchens, office.
  • Economical solution for the home.
  • Made of BPA-free copolyester, guarantees water quality
  • Comes with 2 Black Berkey® filters

INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED
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Optional :

- PF-2 anti-fluoride and arsenic filters
- Additional Black Berkey® elements

Reference
BL4X2-BB
IN STOCK - delivered 48/72h*
  • Standalone and powerful
  • 99.999% pure water, it's proven!
  • Economical, less than 1 cent per liter
  • No electricity or tools needed
  • Preserves healthy minerals
  • No. 1 in gravity-fed water purifiers

The Berkey Light® water filter is a lightweight unit designed for use in outdoor activities such as camping, sports, travel and unexpected emergencies. It can also be used in a summer kitchen or pool house.

The Berkey Light® can also be a good choice for a home water purifier if you are looking for capacity. With a larger capacity than an equivalent stainless steel model such as the Big Berkey®, it is less expensive for those who want a more economical water filter for a larger capacity.

Simply pour water into the upper chamber of the system and easily dispense pure water through the tap in the lower chamber.

The 2 Black Berkey® filters that come standard with your system purify 22700 liters of water. For detailed calculations of the life of Black Berkey® filters, see our FAQ.

By equipping your Big Berkey® with 2 additional Black Berkey® filters, you ensure a filtered water production of approximately 26.5 liters per hour.

If you wish to filter collected water (well, rain, drilling, etc.), we invite you to consult the useful recommendations.

If a softener is installed on your home's water supply, please read this topic from our FAQ.

The volume of each model refers to the capacity of the lower chamber. The upper chamber is reduced due to the volume of the filters (approximately 1 liter per pair). Therefore, the announced volume corresponds to the amount of filtered water that can be stored in the lower chamber. Learn more...

The Berkey Light® system includes :

New: Quick start kit
Upper and lower chambers in BPA-free copolyester
Base in BPA-free copolyester
2 Black Berkey® purification elements
1 cover
1 Berkey Light® tap
2 wing nuts, 2 seals
1 priming washer
2 blocking plugs
Instructions available in 5 languages

*The flow rate is calculated with the upper chamber full. The flow rate decreases as the water level decreases.

    Are there phthalates in the Berkey Light® water filter?

    No, there are no phthalates in the chambers of the Berkey Light®. Berkey® plastics are copolyester and guaranteed BPA-free.

    In addition, the Black Berkey® purification element reduces certain phthalates, including butylbenzylphthalate and diethylphthalate.

    Find detailed test results for Black Berkey® purification elements.


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    What are Berkey Light® systems made of and do they contain Bisphenol A (BPA)?

    Since 2008, the Berkey Light® is no longer made of polycarbonate as it was before, but on the basis of a copolyester (elastomers based on thermoplastic polyester) which does not contain Bisphenol A, and which is also very solid, resistant to scratches, stains, shocks and odors.


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    What is the recommended maintenance for the Berkey Light® water filter?

    The Berkey Light®, like all other Berkey® water purification systems, requires little maintenance.

    It is essentially a matter of cleaning from time to time: we suggest washing the lower chamber once a month with soapy water (washing-up liquid). In areas with hard water, lime deposits can build up on various parts of the system after prolonged use. To remove it, soak the affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% vinegar/water mixture for about 15 minutes. Finish by cleaning with soapy dishwater, then rinse.

    After prolonged use, it is possible that the flow rate of your system may decrease. To correct this, simply scrub the outside of each  Black Berkey® purification element with a stiff brush or ScotchBrite® pad and reboot the elements.

    We also recommend keeping the Berkey Light® out of direct sunlight.


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    What are the advantages of a Berkey Light® water filter over a stainless steel water purifier?

    The Berkey Light® water filter is very popular as it is portable, lightweight and transparent. The Berkey Light® also has the advantage of having a large storage capacity of over 10 liters of filtered water. Its base, which raises the system, allows the tap to be naturally higher than on other systems, making it easy to position a glass.


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    What is the most convenient way to fill the upper chamber of my Berkey® water purifier?

    Most people use a carafe or pitcher to pour water into the upper chamber. If you have a faucet with a hose on your sink, this can also be a good solution.


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    How do I clean my Berkey® water purifier?

    The upper chamber, which contains water only momentarily, will need to be cleaned less frequently than the inner chamber, in which water remains for a longer period of time. We recommend cleaning the lower chamber once a month.

    Stainless steel chambers can be cleaned with soapy water (dishwashing liquid).

    In areas with hard water, lime deposits can build up on the lugs and chambers after prolonged use. To remove it, you can use vinegar pure or in a 50-50% mixture of vinegar and water that you spray on and leave for about 15 minutes. Then wipe with a sponge, then wash with soapy water and rinse.


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    There is still some water in the upper chamber of my Berkey® water purifier. Is this normal?

    Yes, it is quite normal to have 1 to 2.5 cm of water remaining in the upper chamber. To be filtered, the water must pass through very fine micropores in the filters. The lower the water level in the upper chamber, the lower the pressure available to force the water through the micropores. You may have noticed that the filtration rate is much faster when the upper chamber is full than when it is half empty. This is because there is more pressure. The only way to remedy this problem would be to enlarge the pores of the filter elements, which would reduce the efficiency of the Berkey purification system. During each cycle, the residual water from the previous cycle mixes with the water from the current cycle and is then purified. There is no need to worry about excess water during normal use. If, however, you stop using your filter for a long time, for example during a vacation, it is best to empty both chambers and let them dry completely.

    Concerning the lower chamber, the tap cannot technically be positioned on the bottom of the tank for reasons of watertightness. Don't worry, this is not stagnant water as it will mix again and again during the successive filtrations.


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    How long can I keep and consume the water filtered by my Berkey® purifier?

    We recommend replacing your filtered water with your Berkey® system after three days if it has not been used. If the water is in a cold environment, the time can be extended to one week. This is a precautionary principle. The reason is that when you filter your water, the chemicals that inhibit the growth of bacteria are removed. In very humid environments, bacterial growth can occur more quickly.


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    How do I transport my Berkey water purifier?

    If you need to transport your Berkey® filtration and purification system, you must first remove the Black Berkey® purification elements. If you do not remove them from the system, you may break the rods. Place your water filters in a safe, watertight package. The stainless steel top and bottom parts fit together for easy transport and space savings. If your system has a level valve, be careful to remove or secure it so it doesn't break.

    Important : Failure to remove the filter elements from the system may result in rod failure and will void the manufacturer's warranty.


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    Can I use my Berkey® purification system with water from my softener?

    It all depends on the technique used. CO2 or magnetic softeners, for example, produce water that is normally drinkable (to be confirmed by the manufacturer) and is not a problem with Berkey® systems.

    But the most commonly used softeners work with ion exchangers that convert calcium and magnesium, which are responsible for the accumulation of limescale, into sodium. Using these softeners produces soft but salty water...

    Black Berkey® water filters are designed to remove a very large number of pollutants as specified in test results from an independent laboratory. However, they do not remove the mineral salts initially present in the water and preserve them for the benefit of our body. The salts used to soften the water in your softener, and present in large quantities, will not be filtered by the Black Berkey® filtration element and will end up in your drinking water. Unlike natural mineral salts, they are highly concentrated and should not be consumed.

    Therefore, we do not recommend that you use water softened by a water softener to supply your Berkey® purifier.
    Note: Some systems are equipped with a bypass to remove water from the system before it goes through the softener. In this case, this water can be used without any problem with the Berkey® water purification systems.


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Data sheet

How much people ?
3 - 5 p.
Capacity in litres
10.4
Type of filters
Black Berkey®
Nb of filtrers
2
Filtration speed with 2 filters
10,4 litre par heure
Height
67 cm
Diameter
23 cm
Weight
2,7 kg
Material
BPA-free copolyester
Use
Indoor / Outdoor
Warranty
2 years (excluding consumables)
Filter warranty
2 years with proportional discount every 6 months

Specific references

EAN13
094922528315
MPN
BL4X2-BB

Options available

valid_1.png The addition of PF-2 filters™, enhances the degree of water filtration by absorbing the following unwanted elements:
Fluoride
Arsenic V and pre-oxidised Arsenic III
Other residual heavy metal ions

valid_1.png Adding Black Berkey™ filters speeds up the filtration process to ensure you have the filtered water you need more quickly:
Speeds up filtration time
Increases daily available water quantity

Depending on the model, you can add 2, 4, or 6 additional filters.

As many PF-2™ filters as Black Berkey™ filters need to be fitted. The PF-2 filters screw onto the Black Berkey® filters on the lower tank side. There is therefore no need for additional holes. The water is first filtered by the Black Berkey® and then by the PF-2.