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Advice Design of a Custom Pool Table Light Fixture


Advice Design of a Custom Pool Table Light Fixture

Hello all. I am a newbie here that just finished building a show stopper of a billiard/bar room.

The pool room is completely surrounded by high polished aluminum diamond plate as wainscoting. The room is hooker red and the bar is black tile with diamond plate.

I bought a 9 foot table and have LOTS of the aluminum diamond plate material left. Since the diamond plate is kind of the theme, I want to build a custom light for the table utilizing the diamond plate.

My first idea was to build a large box, 8 foot long and the width of the pool table, built from diamond plate with powder-coated black trim on the joints. This box would then house probably 6, eight-foot long fluorescent tubes. Is this type of lighting OK for a pool table and also, is the box idea a good one?

If anybody has any ideas about what the frame should look like, I am all ears.

Thanks in advance.

Advice Design of a Custom Pool Table Light Fixture

Replies & Comments

  1. gizardlizardMitch Alsup on 11/30/2011 10:34:39 AM

    I designed the light for my room and I simply coppied the lines of the table (generally 20-30 degree).

    Size the length of the light fixture so that the fluoescent lights have plenty of room, and leave a hole in the top where heat can rise (although I prevented light grom passiug upwards with a light baffle.)

  2. gizardlizardDsmithBFL on 5/21/2013 3:02:03 AM

    To the OP, I think your original idea for the table lighting is pretty OK from the description you provided. This way the corners of the table would remain sufficiently lighted.

  3. gizardlizardFastfish on 6/16/2014 5:30:00 PM

    Very tough for others to give you suggestions not knowing taste, but light sounds extremely huge! I'll keep my eyes open for pics of your room.

  4. gizardlizardbilliardsforum on 11/19/2015 3:00:01 AM

    @gizardlizard - did you ever get this finished? Would love to see some photos.

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Advice Design of a Custom Pool Table Light Fixture

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  • Published: 11/28/2011 10:46:44 AM