What is the best lighting for a pool table?
Brighter is better for either the cloth or the wattage. Most traditional lights are designed to disperse an equal amount of light on the whole table surface. When using any hanging fixture always use a frosted type bulb not clear bulbs, any clear bulbs will cast shadows around the balls. It is recommended to use a max. of 3- 60 watt light bulbs over an 8 or 9 table. Spot lights are not the best lights unless they are mounted at least 10 to 15 above the table. With a darker colour cloth you might feel you need a brighter light above the table, with a light colour cloth such as tan you might only need 3- 40 watt lights. On hanging light fixtures you should have bottom edge of the shade approximately 29″ to 35″ off the surface of the table or around eye level.