Pool table light

Pool table light

Post by Steve » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:39:25


What type of light is best for over a pool table?  Light bulb?  Fluorescent
spaghetti?  One of those weird spectrums of halogen?  Do you know what is
used for tournaments?

Steve

 
 
 

Pool table light

Post by Ron Shepar » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:14:29



Quote:
> What type of light is best for over a pool table?  Light bulb?  Fluorescent
> spaghetti?  One of those weird spectrums of halogen?  Do you know what is
> used for tournaments?

You want a lot of light.  I personally like fluorescent lights
because they spread the light over the full table.  I recommend
either two 4-ft fixtures end-to-end (with either 2 or 4 tubes each),
or one 8-ft fixture (with two tubes).  The shorter 4-ft bulbs are a
little easier to buy, transport, and install. Also, I think you have
a little wider choice of color and wattage with 4-ft bulbs.  Also, I
recommend using a mirrored egg-crate kind of filter rather than a
solid diffuser.  These direct the light down onto the table a little
better.

$.02 -Ron Shepard

 
 
 

Pool table light

Post by Mark » Thu, 08 Nov 2012 04:18:38


Quote:


> > What type of light is best for over a pool table?  Light bulb?
Fluorescent
> > spaghetti?  One of those weird spectrums of halogen?  Do you know what is
> > used for tournaments?

> You want a lot of light.  I personally like fluorescent lights
> because they spread the light over the full table.  I recommend
> either two 4-ft fixtures end-to-end (with either 2 or 4 tubes each),
> or one 8-ft fixture (with two tubes).  The shorter 4-ft bulbs are a
> little easier to buy, transport, and install. Also, I think you have
> a little wider choice of color and wattage with 4-ft bulbs.  Also, I
> recommend using a mirrored egg-crate kind of filter rather than a
> solid diffuser.  These direct the light down onto the table a little
> better.

> $.02 -Ron Shepard

I like fluorescents too.  I use 2 6 foot bulbs for mine.  Plenty of light,
no shadows, centers over bed of table nicer

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