Pool Table Lights
No game room is complete without the perfect billiard light. At Louie Lighting, you’ll find a host of beautiful and traditionally crafted pool table lights that will enhance your game nights for many years to come.
Billiard lights are pendant lights that cast illumination downwards. Their shades are customarily made of stained glass and help to enhance play while simultaneously minimizing glare. Pool lights are traditionally constructed with a metal bar or bow, with a series of corresponding down light shades in quantities of 3 or 4. Sometimes only one large trapezoidal decorative glass shade is suspended by a bar, or a double chain.
While most billiard lights come with an E26 medium socket for incandescent bulbs, be sure to look into retrofit LED bulbs for energy savings, longevity, and a more uniform beam spread across your playing surface.
How To Hang a Pool Table Light
The main goal of hanging a pool table light is to ensure that the entire surface of your table (including the top of the rails) is lit, and that enough room is allowed to maneuver underneath the light. The center of the table, however, should not receive noticeably more lighting than the rails and the corners of the table.
It is a good rule of thumb to measure the distance from the bottom of the lamp shade to the top the playing surface. If the light fixture above the table can be moved aside (referee), the minimum height of the fixture should be no lower than 40 inches above the bed of the table. If the light fixture is non-movable, the light should be no lower than 65 inches above the table bed.
Don’t hesitate to contact our lighting experts at 1877 385 2104 if you need help selecting the right billiard light for your space.