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Berkey® Light - 10.4 L

Berkey® Light - 10.4 L

€346.00 Tax included

Water filter for 1 to 5 people
Perfect for outdoor use: camping, summer kitchens, office.
Great volume-to-price ratio for home use.
Made of BPA-free copolyester, ensuring water quality
Comes with 2 Black Berkey™ filters
Optional
Additional Black Berkey™ filters
PF-2™ filters for fluoride and arsenic removal

Reference
BL4X2-BB
EN STOCK - Livraison 24/48h

Accessoires indispensables

Ajout de filtres à prix réduit

PF-2™ Elements

PF-2™ Elements

€113.00 €103.00

The Berkey Light® water filter is a lightweight unit designed specifically for outdoor activities such as camping, sports, travel and unforeseen emergencies. It is also ideal for a summer kitchen or pool house.

The Berkey Light® can also be an excellent choice of home water purifier if you're looking for high capacity. In fact, it offers a higher capacity than an equivalent stainless steel model such as the Big Berkey®, while being more affordable for those who prefer an economical water filter with a higher capacity.

Simply pour water into the system's upper tank and easily dispense pure water from the lower tank's tap.

The 2 Black Berkey™ filters included with your system can purify up to 22,700 liters of water. To calculate the lifespan of your Black Berkey® filters, please consult our FAQ.

By adding 2 more Black Berkey® filters to your Berkey Light®, you can achieve a filtered water production of approximately 26.5 liters per hour.

The Berkey® Light system includes:

New: Quick Start Kit
BPA-free copolyester upper and lower chambers
Copolyester base stand
2 Black Berkey® purification elements
1 flexible, waterproof lid
1 food-grade plastic spigot
2 wing nuts, 2 washers, 1 priming washer
2 blocking plugs
Downloadable instructions in English

*Flow rate is calculated with a full upper tank. The flow rate decreases as the water level drops.

Available options

    Are there any phthalates in the Berkey Light® water filter?

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

    Additionally, the Black Berkey® purification element reduces certain phthalates, including butylbenzyl phthalate and diethyl phthalate.

    Find the detailed test results for the Black Berkey® purification elements.


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

    Since 2008, the Berkey Light® has no longer been made from polycarbonate as it was before, but from a copolyester (thermoplastic polyester elastomers) that does not contain Bisphenol A. It is also very strong, resistant to scratches, stains, shocks, and odors.


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

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

    It primarily involves occasional cleaning: we suggest washing the lower chamber once a month with soapy water (dishwashing liquid). In areas with hard water, lime deposits may accumulate on various parts of the system after prolonged use. To remove them, soak the affected parts in vinegar or a 50-50% mixture of vinegar and water for about 15 minutes. Finish by cleaning with soapy dishwater, then rinse.

    After prolonged use, the flow rate of your system may decrease. To remedy this, simply scrub the outside of each Black Berkey® purification element with a stiff brush or ScotchBrite® pad and reprime the elements*.

    Additionally, we recommend keeping the Berkey Light® out of direct sunlight.

    (*): original documentation in English, provided in French at the time of purchase or upon request.


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

    The Berkey Light® water filter is very popular because 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 elevates the system, allows the spout to be naturally higher than on other systems, making it easy to place a glass underneath.


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

    Most people use a carafe or jug to pour water into the upper chamber. If you have a tap with a pull-out spray hose on your sink, this can also be a good solution.


    How do I clean my Berkey® water purifier?

    The upper chamber, which only temporarily holds water, will need to be cleaned less frequently than the lower chamber where water stagnates for longer periods. We recommend cleaning the lower chamber once a month.

    The stainless steel chambers can be cleaned with soapy water.

    In areas with hard water, lime deposits may accumulate on the spigots and chambers after prolonged use. To remove them, you can use pure vinegar or a 50-50% mixture of vinegar and water that you spray and let sit for about 15 minutes. Then wipe with a ScotchBrite pad or a soft brush, wash with soapy water, and rinse.


    There is still a little water in the chambers of my Berkey® water purifier. Is this normal?

    Yes, it is entirely normal for 1 to 2.5 cm of water to remain in the upper and lower chambers. For water to be filtered, it 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 would be to enlarge the pores of the filter elements, which would reduce the effectiveness 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. Therefore, there is no need to worry about the excess water during normal use. However, if you stop using your filter for an extended period, such as during a vacation, it is best to empty both chambers and let them dry completely.

    Regarding the lower chamber, the spigot cannot technically be positioned at the bottom of the tank for sealing reasons. Don't worry; this is not stagnant water as it will mix again and again during successive filtrations.


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

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


    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 risk breaking the stems. Place your water filters in a safe and sealed package. The upper and lower stainless steel parts fit into each other to facilitate transport and save space. If your system is equipped with a sight glass spigot, be sure to remove it or secure it so it does not break.

    Important: Failure to remove the filtration elements from the system may result in broken stems and will void the manufacturer's warranty.


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

    It all depends on the type of softener used. For example, CO2 or magnetic water softeners produce water that is normally fit for consumption (confirm with the manufacturer) and do not pose a problem with Berkey® systems.

    However, the most commonly used water softeners work with ion exchangers that convert calcium and magnesium, which are responsible for scale buildup, into sodium. The use of these softeners produces soft but salty water...

    The Black Berkey® water filters are designed to eliminate a large number of contaminants as stated in the test results conducted by an independent laboratory. However, they do not remove the minerals originally present in the water and conserve them for the benefit of our bodies. The residual sodium from softened water, present in high concentrations, will not be filtered by the Berkey® system and will end up in your drinking water. Unlike natural mineral salts, this sodium is highly concentrated and is obviously not desirable to consume.

    These synthetic salts can also clog the micropores of the filters, which will slow down or even stop the filtration. This could require very frequent maintenance of the filters.

    Therefore, for these systems, we do not recommend using softened water from a salt-based water softener to fill your Berkey® purifier.

    Note: Some installations are equipped with a by-pass to draw off the water before it passes through the softener. If this is the case, there is no problem using this water for your Berkey water purification systems


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5/5

Très bien

Anonymous customer published the 04/04/2024 following an order made on 03/02/2024

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4/5

Amorçage pas évident.

MARIE-ANNICK L. published the 24/03/2024 following an order made on 28/01/2024

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5/5

Filtre discret et efficace

Laurence D. published the 23/03/2024 following an order made on 14/12/2023

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5/5

le produit livré correspond bien a ma commande

Michel H. published the 02/12/2023 following an order made on 23/10/2023

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5/5

Très satisfait du Berkeley light, produit de qualité. La transparence permet de voir en permanence les niveaux. Utilisation sur un mois, et plus de bouteilles d'eau a aller chercher. Je recommande très vivement.

Henri V. published the 02/12/2023 following an order made on 29/09/2023

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5/5

Très pratique, économique; Je recommande.

Brigitte P. published the 05/10/2023 following an order made on 31/08/2023

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5/5

produit facile a mettre en fonction

pierre Jean P. published the 17/02/2023 following an order made on 25/01/2023

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4/5

Cher, il a fallu que j’économise pour me l’offrir, ce n’est pas à la portée de toutes les bourses, c’est dommage.

Anonymous customer published the 07/12/2022 following an order made on 19/10/2022

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5/5

Excellent produit avec un rapport qualité prix excellent ! Ce produit permet pour un moindre prix d avoir acces aux produits berkey

Anonymous customer published the 21/09/2022 following an order made on 13/08/2022

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5/5

Super produit.

Anonymous customer published the 07/08/2022 following an order made on 19/06/2022

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Data sheet

Nb de personnes
10.4
Type de filtre
Black Berkey®
Nb de filtres
2
Vitesse de filtration
Hateur
Diamètre
Poids
Matériau
Plastique
Utilisation
Intérieur / Extérieur
Capacité
1 à 5 personnes
Garantie
2 ans
Garantie des filtres
2 ans avec décote proportionnelle chaque 6 mois