The Berkey

Berkey Light Water Filter - 2.75 Gallons

Sale price $ 305.00 Regular price $ 529.00

    The Berkey Light is constructed of a non-BPA/BPS copolyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water. It's see-through, so you can quickly determine the amount of water in the upper container.

    It is a lower-cost, more portable, and lightweight alternative to the stainless steel models of this brand. As for filtration abilities, the unit also offers the same quality as the produced purified water. The system is compatible with PF-2 filters, which you can purchase separately.


    • It is made from a non-BPA/BPS co-polyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water.
    • Fragment resistant and essentially unbreakable.
    • It does not require any energy sources for purification because it is gravity-powered.
    • Its purification elements can be extendedly used to purify up to 7 gallons per hour.
    • Storage capacity of about 2.75 gallons (10.4 liters)
    • The system stands 26.5” in height with a base and 9” in diameter.
    • Lightweight unit designed for home use, travel, outdoor activities, and during unexpected emergencies 
    • Maximum filters: 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
    • Includes upper and lower chambers, a base, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4),  2 washers, 2 wingnuts, 1 priming button, 1 spigot, 1 cloth lid
    • Weight: 6lbs empty
    • For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 1-5 people
    • Fully configured, this system can serve up to 100-200 people a day, during an emergency
    • Each Black Berkey Filter is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement; 2 filters in a Berkey system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended


    This system comes standard with the following:

    • Upper and lower chambers
    • 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4)
    • a base
    • 2 washers
    • 2 wingnuts
    • 1 priming button
    • 1 spigot
    • 1 cloth lid

    The Berkey Light system is a lightweight unit for home use, travel, outdoor activities, and during unexpected emergencies. This powerful system purifies treated and untreated raw water from remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, and water supplies.

    The included self-sterilizing and re-cleanable Black Berkey purification elements purify water by removing pathogenic bacteria, viruses, cysts, and parasites and by extracting harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222, and trihalomethanes.

    More About the Berkey Light:

    Capacity  2.75 Gallons (10.4 Liters)
    Diameter 9"
    Filter Capacity Up to 4 Black Berkey (upper) + 4 Fluoride Filters (lower)
    Flow Rate 4 Gallons in the first hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 7 Gallons per hour (4 Elements)

    21" (when used without base); 26.5" (with base)


    The system stands 21 inches when used without the base (included)

    Serves 1 - 5 People normal everyday use
    Fully configured, this system can serve up to 100-200 people a day, during an emergency
    Weight 6lbs empty
    Fluoride Removal Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired


    Berkey Water Filters can remove: 

    • Fluoride - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Viruses – Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Pathogenic Bacteria - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Lead - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Arsenic - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Iron - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Mercury - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Chlorine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Trihalomethane(THMs) – Removed to greater than 99.8%.
    • Bisphenol-A - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Chloramines - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Pharmaceuticals - Removed to greater than 99.5%.
    • Petroleum Contaminants - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Methylcyclohexane-methane - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Pesticides - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Heavy Metals - Removed to greater than 99.1%.
    • Coliform and e-Coli - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Atrazine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Uranium - Removed to greater than 97.0%.
    • Gross Alpha emitters - Removed to greater than 98.7%.

    Key points on the Black Berkey Purification Elements:

    • A leader in gravity-fed water purification
    • Its formulation has been tested by State, and EPA-accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53
    • Re-cleanable and self-sterilizing during the life of the element
    •  2 Black Berkey elements will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended
    • Berkey elements are designed not to remove beneficial minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
    • Elements come with a 2-year, prorated warranty

    Click the link below for a complete list of contaminants that Berkey Water filter reduced/removed and the Laboratory Results of our filters.

    ***Does not ship to Iowa.


    Different Sizes:

    Travel Berkey Water Filter - 1.5 Gallons
    Big Berkey Water Filter - 2.25 Gallons
    Berkey Light Water Filter - 2.75 Gallons
    Royal Berkey Water Filter - 3.25 Gallons

    Designed for travel, outdoor activities, and unexpected emergencies, the Berkey Light Water Filter is a compact, lightweight, see-through system that purifies untreated water.

    It produces a maximum flow rate of four gallons per hour. The water purifier comes with two filters and a pressure pump.

    The Berkey Light Water Filter can provide pure drinking water from almost any source. It is a compact unit that stands 26.5" (67.3 cm) tall without a base. It is made from BPA-free, shatter-proof copolyester. It contains a proprietary blend of five types of media.

    The Berkey Light system has an ergonomic design that makes it easy to use. The base raises the system, so it is easier to position a drinking glass. The system is also compatible with PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters.

    Unlike other water purification systems, the Berkey Light system does not have to be connected to electricity or tools.

    The Berkey Light is a great portable water filtration system that will not break the bank. It can provide enough water for up to 20 people during an emergency.

    The Berkey Light water filter can be used in any situation, although it was originally intended as a lightweight, lower-cost, portable substitute for our bigger stainless steel items. It only weighs six pounds. The Berkey Light can hold up to 2.75 gallons of filtered water and deliver sufficient water for clusters of up to 10 to 20 people. 

    Benefits of Berkey Light

    Berkey Light is a powerful Berkey purifier system that filters untreated and treated raw water from water sources such as streams, remote lakes, and other water supplies in distant countries. The Berkey Light can resist breaks or fragments and is essentially indestructible. 

    The malleable is not factory-made with or is comprised of any Bisphenol-A. The Berkey Light filter system does not percolate filthy-tasting plasticizers into your water and will not maintain the filthy odor and taste from waterborne impurities. 

    It produces the relaxing and delightful sound of dipping raindrops as the system filters the water. The re-cleanable and self-sterilizing Black Berkey Water Filter purifies water by eliminating cysts, viruses, pathogens, and parasites.

    It also removes dangerous toxins like VOCs, pesticides, herbicides, radon222, trihalomethanes, and organic solvents. Berkey Light also lessens nitrates, sediments, mercury, and lead.

    Berkey Light is perfectly suitable for outdoor and emergency use because it requires no water pressure or electrical voltage. It can also provide pure and untainted drinking water from any water source. Berkey Light is more than a water filter; it is classified as a water purifier.

    Our microfiltration system outstrips other rivals by purifying 99.99% of bacteria and viruses — the same also happens to other contaminants such as lead and chlorine — without using tough chemicals. 

    The unique features of the Berkey Light Water Filter, its being light, durable and see-through, make it easier to define the quantity of water in the higher container without needing the water. It is possible to place the drinking water glass under the spigot without being placed on the edge of the counter of the outstretched base.

    The lightweight and Bisphenol A-free poly material is tremendously tough, making it hollow and fragment-proof. At a more efficient price, the Berkey Light Water purifier produces the same excellent quality and quantity of water.

    Most Berkey Light water filter items come with two filters and two plugs and have the capability to receive four filters. The two Black Berkey Filters come with a unit that is good for up to approximately 6,000 gallons of purified drinking water for about 2 centavos only, and it is the most cost-effective of our larger units.

    You will get an extra set of Black Berkey elements if you purchase a four-filter model. You can easily convert a larger system at any time if you need a higher water current rate.

    Just eliminate the provided plugs from the uppermost container and add extra filters. The Berkey Light water purifier comes with ample instructions and everything you need to start using and enjoying the benefits of the great-tasting purified, clear, and safe drinking water anywhere you go.


    Berkey Light Features

    • It is made from a non-Bisphenol A copolyester that will not leak a foul odor and taste.
    • Fragment resistant and essentially unbreakable.
    • Has 2 cleanable Black Berkey Filters.
    • It does not require any energy sources for purification because it is gravity-powered.
    • Its purification elements can be extended used to purify up to 7 gallons per hour.
    • Capacity for storage is 2.75 gallons or 10.4 liters.
    • The maximum number of gallons that can be purified is 4 gallons per liter.
    • The system stands 26.5” in height and 9” in diameter.

    Berkey Light’s Sustainability

    To prolong filter life, filters of Berkey Light must be cleaned and reused. Berkey Light substitutes the necessity for buying safe, transparent, and purified drinking water in plastic bottles and lessens the effects connected with the manufacturing and disposal of plastic bottles.

    Prevention is always better than cure. So enjoy the benefits of the Berkey Light water filter so that you can live a healthy life to the fullest.

    Berkey Water Purification Product Lines and Water Filters

    berkey gravity water filter | reverse osmosis water filter systems | replacement water filters for berkey | big berkey water filter system | portable water filters |

    Specifications for the Berkey Light® System

    The 2.75-gallon Berkey Light® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements and is ideal for 1-5 people for everyday use.

    ● Holds up to 2.75 gallons of purified water

    ● Includes 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements standard

    ● Expandable to 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements total

    ● System is 9" in diameter x 21" in height (when used without base), 26.5" in height (with base)

    ● Shipping weight: approximately 7 lbs.

    ● Constructed of a non-BPA/BPS co-polyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water Included in the box:

    ● Upper and lower chambers

    ● Base

    ● 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements

    ● 1 cloth lid

    ● 1 spigot

    ● 2 wing nuts, 2 washers

    ● 1 priming button

    ● 2 blocking plugs

    Berkey Light® Systems are made and assembled in the USA.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 32 reviews
    Colleen Barth (Charleston, US)

    I love my new Berkeley! Using it daily and so pleased ! Saves me $$ on water that I used to buy! So easy to set up and water tastes great! Thank you!

    Tracy B (Chicago, US)

    My wife & I had decided to take control of our health. The first step in that journey was cleaning up our water. After extensive research we decided on the Berkey Light. We were not disappointed!! It was an amazingly easy transaction and assembly. We didn't realize that tasteless water could taste so good! Thank you for an amazing product. Thank you for assisting us to take control of our health.

    Richard Traeger (Adrian, US)
    Outstanding taste and so easy to use

    Should have gotten the Berkey years ago. My coffee has never tasted so good in the mornings.

    Will Smith
    My Berkey Light

    Received ahead of scheduled arrival date. Packed like a product should be packed. Easily to assemble.
    I found that using a large syringe( used for flushing out air lines) worked great for priming the filters quickly.
    I have well water, so after it is filtered it’s odorless. I now drink water from the Berkey not from bottled water.
    I’m very satisfied with my purchase, time will tell. I hope the spicket holds up

    Jeffrey Nelson
    Love our Berkey!!

    We love our Berkey water filtration system..Its been really nice not having to buy bottled water..Our tap water is extremely unpleasant..It is infused with all sorts of chemicals..It messes up the coffee pot..can't cook with it..The Berkey filtered water from our tap water makes our coffee taste great as well as my mashed potatoes or pasta..Its nice to enjoy a glass of more funky..yucky tastes..This Berkey is worth the price..Fast Shipping..Thank You!!Jeffrey!!

    Jeffery Corbin (South Jordan, US)
    Best water filter ever

    This is an excellent option for travel, camping or community activities. Purchase this for my kids. We all have one they are all but indestructible.

    Beth Suydan (Frederick, US)
    So Far So Good

    My daughter talked me into getting the Berkey. She has one and I could get rid of one use plastic bottles.
    So far I am very happy with it. I can see the water level and it’s easy to refill. Also enjoy the water. It makes great iced tea.

    Chai (Salt Lake City, US)
    All other water tastes weird now

    Seriously. Even bottled water that we used to rely on for our daily needs no longer tastes good. Only the Berkey purifier tastes good, and we looove it! It was easy to assemble works like a dream, and even though we ordered right before the Covid mess resulting in major delays, the customer service was great and very patient with my emails. When our family gets bigger we'll definitely upgrade to a larger Berkey, but I really love this model for now!

    Jennifer Johnson (Tempe, US)
    Great Product, not so great customer service.

    We finally received our Berkey 9 WEEKS after we ordered it. We love it! But I was extremely disappointed with the poor customer service. We went through Berkey expecting more.

    Rhenda Torrence (Winfield, US)
    We love our Berkey!

    We finally received our Berkey about 3 weeks ago. It was well worth the wait and the water is the best ever. We eat keto and exercise daily. This Berkey fits exactly into our healthy lifestyle.