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Budget Berkey Light Water Filter


Includes 2 or 4 Berkey Earth Filters
Suitable for: 2-5 people
Capacity: 10.4 liters
Height: 26.5 in. / 67 cm.
Diameter: 9 in. / 23 cm.

Flow Rate: Four 18cm Earth Filters 3 l./hr*
Flow Rate: Four 23cm Earth Filters 5.6 l./hr*

Free Delivery in the UK

Number of Berkey Earth Filters Required

The Budget Berkey Light system comes standard with 2 or 4 Berkey Earth filters. This version of the Berkey Light was developed for our price conscious customers who have always wanted a Berkey, but may have found a Berkey Light too expensive with the standard Black Berkey water filters. After 3 years of design and testing to develop the Berkey Earth water filter we consider them to be the best ceramic filters on the market today. The Budget Berkey Light offers high quality filtration at a lower price, there's no need to purchase lower costing Berkey knock-off brands any longer. The Budget Berkey Light is the ideal system for couples or small families at home, travelling with a caravan or camping, any other outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.

Berkey Earth Filters compared with Black Berkey Filters

The Berkey Light system does not leach foul tasting plasticizers into your water and will not retain foul tastes and odors from waterborne contaminants. As the system purifies water, it produces the delightful and relaxing sound of falling raindrops.

The Budget Berkey Light assembles in minutes without tools, electricity, water pressure, or plumbing.

The Budget Berkey Light is also easy to operate, clean, and maintain.

The Budget Berkey Light water filter will purify your home’s treated tap water as well as untreated water from such sources as lakes, brooks, ponds and water sources in foreign countries, where the local water supply may be compromised or regulations may not be adhered to. The Budget Berkey Light is the ideal water filter for all outside activities and is definitely a must in inhospitable environments where electricity or clean drinking water may not be at hand.

The Budget Berkey Light water filter system eliminates pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely as well as removing toxic chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and all manner of VOCs, organic solvents and trihalomethanes. In independent testing the Berkey Earth water filters have also been found to reduce toxic heavy metals such as: lead, mercury and aluminum (For complete lab test results see Envirotek Lab Test Results). Besides this the Berkey Earth water filters leaves undisturbed and intact the beneficial minerals your body requires.

Constructed of a shatter resistant, high impact strength non BPA copolyester; the system comes complete with two or four Berkey Earth water filters, a base and utilizes the latest technological advances. The system stands 53cm. when used without the base (included).

A set of 2 Berkey Earth water filters can last for up to 22,700 liters or 6 years whichever comes first.

The Budget Berkey Light can be set up with either the 18cm or 23cm Berkey Earth water filters. The only significant difference between the 18cm Berkey Earth water filter and the 23cm size is flow rate. A Budget Berkey Light configured with four 18cm Berkey Earth water filters will filter up to 3 liters per hour or 72 liters per day, configured with four 23cm Berkey Earth water filters the system will filter up to 5.6 liters per hour or 136 liters per day.*

*Flow rates are calculated with upper chamber full to top. The flow rate decreases as the water level declines. As it is impractical to keep the upper chamber completely full at all times, the flow rates are in practice less than the stated optimal rate.