In short, pool table lights should be hung between 30″ to 42″ inches above the surface of your pool table. Where exactly your light should be hung will be determined by what size table you have and how big your light is.
What is the proper height for a pool table light?
The recommended hanging height for a pool table light is 31″ to 33″ from the top of the pool table playing surface to the bottom of the lamp shade.
How do you center a pool table light?
Measure the length and width of your pool table using a tape measure, find the center, and mark it with tape. Use a plumb line to align the center of the table with the ceiling. Mark the ceiling using a pencil at the point where it aligns with the center of the pool table.
What is the distance between a pool table and light?
The ideal height is about 30 to 36 inches from the table bed to the bottom of the light’s shade or shades. If the pool table isn’t in place, gauge the light’s distance at about 60 to 63 inches from the floor — when the table is in place, you can pull it higher with chain, if needed.
What is the best lighting for a pool table?
CFL bulbs use much less energy and last longer than incandescent bulbs, and are generally recommended by lighting manufacturers for pool tables. While standard CFL bulbs are not dimmable, but you can find dimmable versions on the market, which may be important to create a nice pool playing ambiance.
Do you need a light over a pool table?
The purpose of a billiard light is to provide adequate lighting on your tables playing surface. The goal of a pool table light is not to illuminate the surrounding room, players, or floor. Instead, you are looking for a light that will do a superb job at illuminating your pool table.
How much does it cost to install a pool table light?
Average Cost to Install Light Fixtures
|Typical Range||$151 – $892|
|Low End – High End||$75 – $2,500|
Can you stand on pool table?
The short answer is no. Standing on a pool table can cause serious damage and result in costly repairs. You should never stand on a pool table unless absolutely necessary and you should only do so with proper precaution and preparation.
How do you hang a pool table light from a drop ceiling?
You can get clips that attach to the tracks for drop ceilings, so that you would be able to hang that from it. Otherwise, you are pushing the same wire that holds the tracks, through the drop panel, attached to a joist, so you can hang the light from that.
How low should my pool table light be?
If the light fixture above the table may be moved aside (referee), the minimum height of the fixture should be no lower than 40 inches [1.016 m] above the bed of the table. If the light fixture above the table is non-movable, the fixture should be no lower than 65 inches [1.65 m] above the bed of the table.
Can you vacuum pool table felt?
Yes, you can absolutely vacuum a pool table. But some types of vacuums and attachments can damage the felt and affect playability. A vacuum with gentle suction and a nonrevolving, soft-bristled brush will ensure cleanliness and long life for your pool table felt.
What is the best color for a pool table?
Many people have asked me, “what’s the best felt color to put on my pool table?” From the point of view of a serious pool or billiards player, green billiard cloth has been the best choice to play on. The reason being, the color green is supposedly the easiest on the players’ eyes.