Berkey Light

Berkey Light® Hole Plug Change

The manufacture has made a change in the plugs utilized in the Berkey Light® systems. The exit holes in the upper container of the Berkey Light® systems has slightly increased. Accordingly, we have also slightly increased the diameter of the blocking plugs. This change was made so that the hole plugs used for the stainless steel systems are universal and can be used with the Berkey Light® systems. The new larger size hole plug will fit into all Berkey Light® systems with a production year of ...

Do the Berkey Light™ systems contain BPA?

In the past the Berkey Light™ systems were made of food grade polycarbonate that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Some research suggests that polycarbonates have been known to leach BPA (Bisphenol-A) when either exposed to High Strength Industrial Grade Alkaline Detergents or when they are repeatedly exposed to temperatures in excess of 192 degrees Fahrenheit (over 88 degrees Celsius); neither of which occurs when utilizing the Berkey Light™system. New studies concerning the...

What are some advantages to using a Berkey Light™ over a stainless steel system?

What makes the Berkey Light™ such a popular system is that it is portable, lightweight, and see-through. The Berkey Light™ also has a great amount of storage capacity at 2.75 gallons. A favorite feature of Berkey Light™ is its base. The base allows some space between the counter top and the spigot. In addition, when used with the Berkey Light™ LED Base, the water droplets light up and glow, which result in soothing patterns of light onto the surrounding area.

Berkey Light Maintenance

We recommend keeping the Berkey Light™ out of direct sunlight to prevent growth of algae. The only other maintenance we suggest is to wash the lower chamber once per month with soapy dishwater. In areas with hard water, calcium scale may build up on spigot and chambers after prolonged use. To remove, soak affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% mix of vinegar and water for about 15 minutes. Finish by cleaning with soapy dishwater. After prolonged use, the flow rate of your system may decrease si...

Does the Berkey Light™ crack?

This is not something that happens very often. However, it is possible that if there is excessive pressure put on the spigot it may cause stress fractures. There would need to be a great deal of strain or force put on the Berkey Light™ for it to crack or break.

Why do I have algae growing in the lower chamber of my Berkey Light?

When the water has been purified, it is stripped of chemicals that would normally prevent the growth of algae. This is one factor that can allow algae to potentially occur. The second is light. If the Berkey is near a window and in the sunlight, the combination of the purified water and heat from the sun provides ideal conditions for algae to grow. The LED Light of the Berkey Light Stand can create the same effect if left on too long. The growth of algae can be avoided by relocating the system ...