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Hogman
03-27-2003, 06:06 PM
Hi all, I have a pool table at home and one of the 3-shade lights, and the lighting is horrible. I wasn't sure what wattage the lights take and what wattage is needed, so I am using 3 100 watt globe light bulbs. Is this too low? Does anyone know how many watts the light bulbs for pool table lights are supposed to be?


Many thanks,
Henry

carlton31698
03-28-2003, 07:19 AM
We use the florescent bulbs that go in standard light sockets. I don’t know the wattage but the work great once they worm up. :rolleyes:

ceebee
03-29-2003, 10:29 AM
a lot of problems with Pool Table lighting arrise from improper selection of the fixture. If you are using a 3 shade fixture & your table is a 9 foot Pool Table... you have problems.
Sometimes the height at which the light is hung over the table can cause problems too. The nominal (meaning a good average) height is 33 inches.
I myself like the incandescent/flourescent mix. You are welcome to ask me for more info if you care to.

cuejoey
01-27-2007, 03:25 AM
a 3 lamp is for 7' tables..... 8 and 9 foot tables should have 4 lamp,i have 12ft ceilings in my poolroom the lights are at least 4 ft off the table.i use flourscent lighting in my house for 90 percent of the lighting....these 4 lights over my 9ft.table are old style with the brass piping and the green crystal shades are glass with a 1910 style to it.i wanted them to hang taller off the table more than normal so a person wouldn't hit their cues on them..i also installed flourscent screw in spiral look bulbs...they are called 150 wt of light they put out but use about 40 wats of electric...these 4 bulbs putting out 400 watts of electricity is all my room needs for good lighting,,everyone that comes over raves about the good lighting...in my opinion these so called recommendations to have the table light about 31 inches or so off the table are too low..also for best selection for all watts on flourscent bulbs go to Menards they have 200 and 300 watt screw in now.. guod with your projuct n:)

Scaramouche
01-27-2007, 07:04 AM
Check out the number of bulbs required for Diamond lights :D

http://diamondbilliardproducts.com/table_lighting.htm

And if you really want to blow the budget, get full specturm florescent bulbs.

matcase
01-27-2007, 08:06 AM
You could try 150 watt bulbs on each end and a 100 watt in the middle. The height from the table should be adjusted so that the cone of light from the end shades covers the ends of the table, and at a height that it isn't in the way. IF you can change it, a four shader is nice as well as 8 foot tube style flourecents, and of course, that Diamond light is super.. Good luck.

Da Poet
01-27-2007, 12:53 PM
a 3 lamp is for 7' tables..... 8 and 9 foot tables should have 4 lamp,i have 12ft ceilings in my poolroom the lights are at least 4 ft off the table.i use flourscent lighting in my house for 90 percent of the lighting....these 4 lights over my 9ft.table are old style with the brass piping and the green crystal shades are glass with a 1910 style to it.i wanted them to hang taller off the table more than normal so a person wouldn't hit their cues on them..i also installed flourscent screw in spiral look bulbs...they are called 150 wt of light they put out but use about 40 wats of electric...these 4 bulbs putting out 400 watts of electricity is all my room needs for good lighting,,everyone that comes over raves about the good lighting...in my opinion these so called recommendations to have the table light about 31 inches or so off the table are too low..also for best selection for all watts on flourscent bulbs go to Menards they have 200 and 300 watt screw in now.. guod with your projuct n:)


Great advice, but cuejoey, my man, why did you decide to hold out on your wisdom for so long? Unless my computer is playing tricks with me, it appears this thread was started almost three years ago! :D :D

scottycoyote
01-27-2007, 01:25 PM
Great advice, but cuejoey, my man, why did you decide to hold out on your wisdom for so long? Unless my computer is playing tricks with me, it appears this thread was started almost three years ago! :D :D
lmao i didnt notice that til u said something

JimS
01-27-2007, 01:28 PM
I had a 3 bulb incandescent light for my 9 ft Brunswick but had to get a 4 bulb. I used 150 watt bulbs but the fixtures were only rated for 60 watt each. Kinda scary ... AND they generated a LOT of heat which was not desireable in the summer except that it helped to keep the humidity down.

When I got the Diamond Pro I had a flourescent fixture made by a carpenter friend of mine (too cheap to buy the Diamond light ) It looks as good as the Diamond light and it takes 6 bulbs, 8 ft long instead of the Diamond light's four 8 ft bulbs. It is hanging about 4 ft above the table and there is never a thought that maybe more light is needed. Guaran-dam-teed skippy! :D

3 year ago... :o :o I knew that. :cool: