B erkey® Water Filtration and Purification Systems are the ultimate in water filtration and the ideal personal protection traveling companions. Used worldwide for normal, hostile and emergency environments to provide the purest, sparkling clean water possible.. F or generations, health-conscious people around the world have recognized that the foundation to a healthy life and healthy body is clean, fresh drinking water.This important essential element is the basis for enjoying your longest, healthiest life. No amount of vitamins or supplements can substitute for the vital life-sustaining properties found in nourishing, healthful drinking water. It is truly the foundation of life.
T he powerful Berkey Light purifies treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be sub-standard at best. Perfect for everyday use and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.The powerful Berkey Light is the most flexible water purifier available providing reliable, user friendly and economical water purification in any environment. T he Berkey Light is a true gravity fed "purifier".
Below is an explanation of the difference between "Purification" and "Pathogenic removal". To claim Pathogenic bacterial "removal" one must demonstrate: 99.99% reduction. To claim "purification" one must demonstrate: 99.99999% reduction. The Berkey Light has demonstrated: >99.9999999% reduction.
In fact, we tested the Berkey Light with the maximum pathogenic contamination levels that can be produced in a laboratory. When contamination levels exceed one billion pathogens per liter of water (10,000 times the density of contamination used in the standard test protocol for bacteriological removal) they become too numerous to count (TNTC). Such contamination levels are referred to as "lawn growth". Under normal testing protocol; one pathogenic organism is tested at a time.However, we had the laboratory mix together a soup of three separate pathogenic lawn growth cultures. We then tested the system under this extreme contamination level and absolutely no pathogens were able to make it through the purification elements. We then had the laboratory incubate the water and nothing grew. We then had them view the effluent (filtered water) under an electron microscope and not even in-viable (dead) microbes were detectable. Nothing was present but pure H. You can print a copy of this test report by clicking on the Print Brochures. T he revolutionary Berkey Light's self-sterilizing and re-cleanable filters purify water by removing pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and by extracting harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes.
They also reduce nitrates, nitrites, and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. In fact, this purifier is so powerful, it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals that your body needs, which, to our knowledge, no other domestic filtration system can duplicate. Easy Setup and Simple Installation: T he Berkey Light system sets up in minutes. Simply screw in the purification elements and spigot, snap the chambers and base together and you are ready to purify your water.
The Berkey Light is so powerful it can be used to filter non-potable or unhealthy water in situations where electricity and water pressure are not available. For normal everyday situations or for hostile filtration environments, the Berkey Light is the most flexible and adaptable water filter available. The Berkey Light provides reliable, user friendly, powerful and economical water filtration and enhances the ambience of any environment. How the Berkey Light Operates Berkey Light water purifiers are the most practical, user friendly and economical water purification systems available. To use, water is poured into the upper chamber.Gravity draws the water through the exclusive Black Berkey® purification elements. Contaminates are captured on and within the micro-porous purification elements and are separated from the water. The purified water then collects in the lower chamber where it can be drawn through the spigot. While in use, the system is joined together allowing the Berkey Light to be transported while it purifies water.
This feature is useful when purified water is required in one location, such as in a food preparation area, and later in another location such as a dining area. There is no guesswork when refilling the system because the water level, in both chambers, is visible at all times. The elevated base raises the spigot level, allowing the Berkey Light to be utilized anywhere on a flat surface. The shatter resistant and virtually unbreakable Berkey Light is made of high impact strength Lexan® which, ounce for ounce, is stronger than steel.In fact, this is the material used for making bulletproof glass. The Berkey Light does not leach foul tasting plasticizers into your water and will not retain foul tastes and odors from waterborne contaminants.
T he Berkey Light is so powerful it can be used to purify non-potable or unhealthy water in situations where electricity and water pressure are not available. NEW Berkey® Light PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements. PF-2 reduction elements are designed for use in conjunction with Black Berkey® water purification elements to adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water. Fluoride Arsenic V and pre oxidized Arsenic III Other residual heavy metal ions TECHNICAL INFORMATION: FLUORIDE : Testing for fluoride was based on 20-30ppm of the ion in the influent aqueous solution at a flow rate of no more than 3 gpm per cubic foot of media. Results of < 1ppm of the fluoride ion in the effluent were typical for the media (>95% reduction).Under optimum conditions, effluent concentrations of less than 50 ppb were readily achieved (>99.75% reduction). ARSENIC : This product uniquely targets the entire family of arsenic oxide anions as well as the arsenic cations. REPLACEMENT : Under normal conditions it is recommended that each set of two PF-2 elements be replaced after 1,000 gallons The Berkey Light is 2.5 gallons therefore the PF-2 filters should be replaced after 400 refills. If the system is refilled about one time per day, the PF-2 s should be replaced annually, if the system is refilled about twice per day, the PF-2 s should be replaced about every six months. Actual capacity is dependent on the presence of other competing contaminants in the source water.
High levels of Fluoride, arsenic and heavy metals may reduce the capacity and efficiency of the elements. NOTES : 1 Do not boil this element. 2 PF-2 elements reduce filtration flow rate by 15-20%. 3 The media used in the PF-2 filter elements contains high-grade activated aluminum oxide, which currently is the most efficient media available for extracting fluoride from water. Below are the results we obtained when testing the PF-2 elements (the water was not pre-filtered through the Black Berkey® elements).
The reduction over time is due to additional residual process dust being washed free from the PF-2 elements as the system is used. To give a scale for comparison purposes we include test results from a national brand toothpaste and water boiled in an aluminum pan.National brand toothpaste 52.878 ppm aluminum Water boiled in an aluminum pan for five minutes: 2.791 ppm aluminum PF2 after conditioning (5 cycles). 178 ppm aluminum PF2 after 10 Cycles. 037 ppm aluminum PF2 after 20 Cycles. 029 ppm aluminum While the above results indicate that the residual process dust adds a minute amount of aluminum to the water, the Black Berkey® purification elements reduce aluminum from the water. We tested water that naturally contained. 320ppm aluminum and filtered it through the combination of the Black Berkey® and the post conditioned PF-2 filtration elements (5 cycles).
The results showed a net reduction in aluminum contamination Raw influent. 320ppm - Effluent after passing through the Black Berkey® and PF-2 elements. In other words the Black Berkey® elements removed more aluminum from the water than was added by the PF-2 elements. Systems were made of food grade polycarbonate that has been 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.New studies concerning the possible leaching of BPA are ongoing. However, recently there has been a wealth of mis-information circulated over the airwaves and the Internet.
The FDA stated in April that it is not recommending anyone discontinue using products that contain BPA while they continue their risk assessment process. Even with such statements from the FDA, New Millennium Concepts has determined that it is in the best interest of our customers to begin utilizing an alternative to the polycarbonate previously used to produce the Berkey Light.
Fortunately, just this year (2008), a new product was developed that is BPA FREE. New Millennium has replaced the polycarbonate material with this new material to alleviate any concerns that our customers might potentially have. Not only is this new copolyester highly durable and dishwasher safe, it is also scratch, stain, shatter and odor-resistant. PLEASE NOTE: Over the past year there has been an increasing concern over containers that contain the recycle code #7. The recycle code found on the bottom of plastic containers are called "Resin Identification Codes".Polycarbonate is simply one type of plastic that falls under the code #7. Code #7 is a catchall code that basically means "Other" and most products that do not fit into categories #1 through #6 are placed into category #7. It is also for products that are made from more than one type of plastic in category #1 through #6. The new copolyester that the Berkey Light. System utilizes is also categorized into #7 although it is not a polycarbonate and does not contain any BPA. The item "NEW BERKEY LIGHT Water Filter System with Bottle & PF-2" is in sale since Wednesday, February 4, 2015. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Small Kitchen Appliances\Water Purification\Water Filters".
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