Pool Table Light Height

Proper pool table lighting is recommended for optimal play. Having several flood lights above the pool table playing area and below ceiling height helps to minimize shadows that can hinder visualizing your shot.

The recommended hanging height for a pool table light is 31" to 33” from the top of the pool table playing surface to the bottom of the lamp shade. This measurement remains the same when installing a Tiffany pool table light. If measuring from the floor before the pool table is installed, the bottom of the shade should be 61" to 63” above the floor. Depending on the size of the billiard lamp and the size of the pool table, you may adjust the height to gain adequate lighting on the whole pool table playing surface. Keep in mind that the light is designed to light the pool table playing surface not the room.

Pool table lights include a ceiling canopy that can be mounted to an electrical box in the ceiling. The chain from the lamp can be attached to the ceiling canopy. Another option is to hang the lamp chain from well anchored ceiling hooks. For T-bar ceilings, you can purchase special T-bar ceiling hooks to hang the billiard lamp from.

Refer to the chart below to help determine which billiard table light size is correct for your pool table. Choose between 3 shade pool table lights, 4 shade pool table lights, 5 shade snooker table lights or Tiffany billiard lights.

Pool Table SizeRecommended Size of Billiard Light
3.5’ x 7’ pool table 35” to 55” length / 3 lights
4’ x 8’ pool table 40” to 60” length / 3 to 4 lights
4.5’ x 9’ pool table 50” to 70” length / 3 to 4 lights
5’ x 10’ snooker table 60” to 80” length / 4 to 5 lights
6’ x 12’ snooker table 90” to 110” length / 5 lights

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