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LED Lighting for Pool Tables and Game Rooms

LED Lighting for Pool Tables and Game Rooms

Something new to the world of cue sports.

LED lighting is becoming more and more accessible for all kinds of usage. If you are looking for really sharp and clear lighting check out LED lighting. LED lighting not only makes objects more distinct but really brings out the colors of the balls and cloth.

You can find this type of game room lighting on the net if you search for "LED Professional Pool Table Lights" or "Ultra LED Pool Table Lights and Fixtures".

On top of performance, LED lighting will save up to 80% of the energy cost to operate.

You have to play under this type lighting to believe the difference.

LED Lighting for Pool Tables and Game Rooms

Replies & Comments

  1. The KnightFinklea on 8/22/2011 5:44:29 AM

    The pool table light must be designed in such a way that the light is consistent in the day as well as in the night.

  2. The KnightFenwick on 8/22/2011 9:56:29 AM

    "LED lighting will save right at 80% on the energy cost to operate."

    Yes it is the way of the future but right now it's close to 10 times the cost!

  3. The KnightLegacy Billiards on 9/19/2011 4:23:56 AM

    I think pool table with LED lights is really a good idea. Because of the amount of LED'S there is more light placed under the rails compared to florescent type lighting.

  4. The Knightdan1987 on 11/15/2011 9:18:51 AM

    I think that some LED lights are a good feature for an upscale, modern home billiard room.

  5. The KnightGoPRO on 1/14/2012 10:46:00 PM

    yeah~LED Light is energy-saving and environment-friendly. I believe LED lighting will be more and more popular in future.

  6. The Knight2ballrun on 1/15/2012 8:48:57 AM

    Post a link? Please! I would like you to share? You have my interest. I have a 4 bulb X 8' florescents over my table. It is on basically 24/7, 365 days a year. . How much could I save?

  7. The Knightbilliardsforum on 1/15/2012 9:55:23 AM

    Amazon has lots of LED lighting, but they don't specifically categorize them as being made for billiards. Most of them are for hanging over kitchen islands (which are normally the same size as a pool table). Really, with any type of lighting, you should always look into the lumens or light output factor of the bulbs, as well as the range and type of light.

    For example here is one light set (and you can easily find others from this page):

    ET2 Lighting E94113-52 Carte LED Multi Light

  8. The KnightTom C on 2/12/2013 1:58:44 PM

    This LED Lighting for my pool table is great, thank you for telling me about it. You didn't mention it is custom built and I even got to chose the stain I wanted it in.

    This type of lighting makes the balls look extra sharp and brings out the colors of each ball. My table had an older cloth and I didn't expect this but it made my cloth look new again, all the little white dots seemed to go away.

    The size of the light covers my whole table and there is only one shadow under the object ball. The light looks great and has really added a great look to my game room.

    You really do have to play under LED LIGHTING to believe the difference.

  9. The KnightZeke on 2/12/2013 2:17:29 PM

    I was in Costco a few weeks ago. An LED par 30 was 20+ bucks. I need four. I bought one, hoping if it was a poor match, I'd use it somewhere else in the house.

    It was so heavy, it cocked the fixture 30 degrees. I held the fixture level overcoming the imbalance and the light output was awesome. I've always had a dimmer - despite leaving it 100% with 4- 100 watt incandescents, but the LED just barely reached the pocket. The rail(s) were in total shadow.

    Apparently, the PAR has a 30 degree ray, a BRB (or whatever the acronym was) a 60 degree (perhaps I have them switched around as well) and for now, I'll just stay with the round coated "decorator" style - and leave it alone...

  10. The KnightTom C on 2/12/2013 2:50:29 PM

    My light is a custom made pool table light, it is not LED tubing, there is two full 3' X 3' wide panel in the light (Regulation size ) and the light is 6' long. It covers all parts of the table, there in no dark pockets.

    Now it didn't cost 20+ bucks. The cost was right at $1200.00 BUT WHAT A LIGHT, if you are really into playing pool and want a GREAT light you need one of these lights.

    I got it from Ultra LED lights.

  11. The KnightZeke on 2/13/2013 8:58:12 AM

    Thanks T for the clarification.

    I am still thinking about lights. If they're too low, the stick is more likely to smack a shade. If too high, the light gets in your eyes. BTW, I'm real happy with what I now have, but if going up or down a few inches with the fixture improves lighting, I'm all over it.

    Likewise, if I can get more lumens with less wattage, that's a good thing. The light frequency (typically stated in degrees K (Kelvin) makes things seem different as well.

    BTW, the 3 or 4 "independent" hanging lights as seen in the reply # 7 link above, are totally unsuitable. They might work if you never open a window (breeze), never turn on a fan, or use A/C - but not in the real world! Of course the link allows us to peruse many lights - not just the one shown first - which was not the author's intentions - I'm pretty certain ;-)

  12. The KnightTom C on 2/13/2013 2:43:04 PM

    I know everyone has a idea what good lighting is when it comes to a pool table, some say the light should be 3' off table and that way it gives the room the old pool hall look where you can't see the other players eyes, some say it should be high and out of the way for the players that jumps straight up on every shoot. My light places a nice, not over whelming glow in the room. Sorry I just really like this light I received. All I was really trying to say is if you are looking for a really nice light for your game room.... you have to see one of these lights. A person buys a nice table, a nice stick and then tries to play in the dark.

  13. The KnightZeke on 2/14/2013 7:29:10 AM

    Tom, I believe we both want the best lighting possible but you seem to have selected a fixture based more on custom stain, finish, and looks, than pure functionality. This is not to say its function is NOT awesome, but you infer, the function is purely subjective. I disagree. Here's why:

    If I could get four spots, flush mounted, in the 8' high ceiling, in high-hats, that would illuminate the table alone, not shine any light in the shooter's eyes, and be in the color range that makes "seeing" near perfect - I'd dump the four bulber now in place - in a heartbeat. I'd take a crap fixture that lights perfectly over a real Tiffany in a heartbeat.

    There was a reason the old timers shot in halls with lights that had certain shades, bulbs and avoided other lighting that results in everyone not shooting - being in "dark shadow."

    As any photographer or optometrist knows, the larger the aperture (in this case the pupil of your eye) - the bigger the depth of field (the ability to see/focus up close AND distant objects simultaneously)!

    The more light on your face and eyes, the less depth of field results. That's a fact, not an opinion.

    In my pool room, there are two light systems. One for the table top. One for the rest of the room. When shooting pool, the rest-of-the-room lighting system is off - completely!

  14. The KnightTom C on 9/2/2013 10:58:04 PM

    You will save 80% on operation cost, life of LED'S 100,000hrs (11.4 Years at 24hr per day) Also look at these lights 225 LED'S PER Panel (Bar box - two panels Regulation - three panels ) Talking about table coverage; It is GREAT with one shadow under the ball. Got it at Ultra Led Lights

  15. The KnightFastfish on 6/16/2014 5:19:39 PM

    I may use an LED flashlight, butI think most LED home lighting is very poorly made & have yet to see a single one that looks good, but to each their own.

  16. The KnightSergio Lugano on 6/5/2017 1:47:31 PM

    Besides the decrease in energy consumption, you also gonna get a lot less heat generated by those bulbs. Personally for me, that's a lot more important than just reduced energy cost. I don't have a custom pool table light, but I was able to choose an LED one I liked.

  17. The KnightSergio Lugano on 11/14/2017 1:35:09 PM

    Another question, any significant difference between fluorescent and LED bulbs for the billiard lights? Would fluorescent light provide more even light? I am changing height on my pool table light according to instructions I found online and was thinking whether I should change the light bulbs as well.

  18. The Knighttygr1 on 10/13/2021 12:26:23 PM

    I've just moved a "new to me" older pool table into my place and lit it with a $36.48 light fixture from Amazon.

    It's got a 16" X 8" shade and I installed a $5, 14-watt daylight colored (5000K) LED bulb.

    It works incredibly well and will be fine until I can do something more permanent/appropriate.


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LED Lighting for Pool Tables and Game Rooms

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  • Published: 10/10/2009 1:33:50 PM