log in
sign up or:

By using this site you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service

forgot password?

Home Billiard Room Lighting

Home Billiard Room Lighting

There are two to three different types of home billiard room lighting that you will likely want in your home billiard room. Besides the usual hanging billiard table light, you will need periphery lighting to illuminate the rest of the room. If you have a bar, a beverage table, or a section with other games set up you may want a third type of lighting specifically designed for these areas as well.

Home Billiard Room Lighting

Home billiard table lamps are specifically designed to spread illumination evenly across the table and eliminate distracting shadows. This includes the areas of the pool table bed directly under the cushions and the areas near the pockets. Your dealer can usually recommend the optimal wattage, and suggest the correct height over your table. The general rule of thumb for how low the billiard table lighting should hang is to have it level with the bridge of your nose. (Technical, I know.) Since billiard lamps come in a big variety of style and finishes, they can also play an integral role in your home billiard room decorating scheme.

You may want a different style of lighting over a home bar or beverage area. Some home bar owners keep a muted lighting style directly over the sitting area, but shine bright spotlighting or track lighting on the wall behind where the bartender would stand.

Besides the home billiard table light, and the bar lights, you will want the remainder of the room to have a reasonable, but not an overpowering degree of lighting. For this, many home billiard room owners opt for pot lights, which are normally recessed directly in to the ceiling.

One more thing to keep in mind when choosing a home billiard room lighting scheme, is that it can set the whole mood of the room, and can be an integral factor in determining the degree of enjoyment that is had.

Home Billiard Room Lighting

  • Title: Home Billiard Room Lighting
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 9/24/2006 1:13:41 AM
  • Source: Internet

Home Billiard Room Lighting

The Home Billiard Room Lighting article belongs to the Home Billiard Room Design and Layouts category. Articles related to the layout and design of the home billiard room.

Home Billiard Room Lighting Comments

  1. Owen HalliganOwen Halligan from Bozeman, MT on 7/6/2010 12:44:20 PM

    Just thought you all might be interested in this post from our forum. Norm decorated his billiards room and it was featured in the billiard digest 2003 issue. Here is a link to the post, thought your followers would be interested in the pictures. He used LED rope lighting from our company, Birddog Distributing.


    Norm, home billiard room owner, wrote us the following:

    Hi, I just received a spool of your clear rope light and was able to redo the lighting accenting the ceiling in my pool room. Here are a few pictures for you. The poolroom was featured in the November 2003 issue of Billiard Digest magazine when it was chosen as the 2003 Best New Home Room. Your lighting helped bring the room to life.

    Brownsburg, IN

    It is a perfect example how rope lighting can compliment and enhance the overall style of any room in the house.

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 3/11/2017 12:54:01 PM

    If anyone has a copy of that Billiard Digest magazine, we'd love a scan or photo of the pages mentioned in the comment above. If you can provide it, please upload it or leave a note below.

Reply and share your comments below:

upload a photo or document

use plain text or markdown syntax only