The Berkey Base elevates gravity purification systems in order to make sufficient room for the spigots. This allows gravity purifiers to be placed on the ground or any flat surface with access to the water at the spigot rather than placed on the edge of a table or counter. The base has an optional eight-lamp LED lighting system for the purifiers although, it is Not recommended for Travel Berkey system. This lighting works well when there is no or low light conditions. With the transparent Berkey Light system, the light shines into the water and reflects off the droplets of filtered water, as if the droplets glow. There is a wave of reflected soothing patterns of light entering the surrounding area. The lighting effects coupled with the melody of raindrops, combine to create a unique and relaxing atmosphere.
The base has eight LED lamps that can generate sufficient night light. The WHITE LED's are bright enough to provide a long lasting low energy source reading light, emergency light, a camping light as well as a beacon for water in no or low light conditions. The COBALT BLUE LED's offer a calming, relaxing atmosphere. LED lamps are directional so the base can be used as a stand-alone emergency flashlight.
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LED lights are very low power consumption and shine very brightly. These LED's emit so much light that they can be spotted for over one mile in dark environments. The LEDs can remain on all night long on a single charge of the internal rechargeable batteries. The Berkey Base comes complete with an AC adapter using standard household power. When the LED's are switched off, the AC adapter automatically begins recharging the batteries. Working in conjunction with the optional Berkey Battery Adapter case, the low energy LED's will provide light (8 hours per night) for approximately two weeks on a single set of four AA alkaline batteries. Incredibly, two weeks of emergency light for the price of one set of small AA batteries. When standard electrical power is unavailable, the optional Berkey MP Solar charger can be used to recharge the Berkey Base batteries during daylight hours for later use at night. The Berkey MP Solar charger, with its own internal batteries can also be used to power the Berkey Base or other applications.
** The LED lamps can be powered by the internal rechargeable batteries (included with LED base), the AC adapter (included with LED base), the Berkey Battery Adapter Case (optional) and the Berkey MP Solar charger (optional).
The flexibility the portability of the Berkey Base make it a great, long-term source of lighting in environments where electrical power is unavailable. The AC adapter allows for continuous use. The bright LED lamps have an average life of 100,000 hours, or more than 11 years of continuous use.
The 5" Tall Berkey Base comes in three choices::
- Without Lights - $29
- With Bright White Lights - $79
- With Cobalt Blue Lights - $79
The without lights based elevates gravity filters including Big Berkey, Travel Berkey, Bekey Light. The Cobalt blue base not only gives you access to the spigot but also an enhanced ambiance of the surrounding atmosphere. It is calm, relaxing and beautiful. The white LED version is designed for practical use in situations where emergency or auxiliary lighting may be required. The lights are bright enough to be useful as a reading-light, night-light, flash-light or room-light.