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Fasteddy7
12-14-2003, 01:23 PM
I just put in a standard three light fixture above my oversized 8 footer. I think i should have bought the four light fixture. I have raised the light but the foot end looks a little darker than the rest. I am afraid to raise the light any futher because when i get down on a shot i can see the light bulbs. I have 60 bulbs in right now and am going to try 75 watts. What is the most common height above a pool table and what wattages are used. Thanks, Fast

PQQLK9
12-14-2003, 01:32 PM
31" height ...watts according to the UL rating of the light.

Rod
12-14-2003, 01:37 PM
Most three light fixtures do not give you the coverage needed. The 4 light or florescent would have been much better. 60 watts is to dim for me, 100 watt bulbs and the light appx 32" to 36" max above the table. The problem with most lights is when they get to high you see the bulbs.

Rod

Cueless Joey
12-14-2003, 02:28 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> Most three light fixtures do not give you the coverage needed. The 4 light or florescent would have been much better. 60 watts is to dim for me, 100 watt bulbs and the light appx 32" to 36" max above the table. The problem with most lights is when they get to high you see the bulbs.

Rod <hr /></blockquote>
I agree. I bought a 4-florescent ( 3 footers) at Home Depot for $60. It's just good enough for a nine footer.

JimS
12-14-2003, 03:16 PM
I had 3 60 watt bulbs on my 9 ft, then 3 75's then 3 100's. Went to 4 100's. Now have 6 8ft flourescent. Finally happy /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Paul_Mon
12-15-2003, 07:01 AM
Jim,

I installed 3 dual flourescent fixtures across the width of my 50" x 100" table. One in the middle and one at each end, about 2 diamonds from the end. The only problems I've had was in the summer when there are brown outs. These flourescents will not turn on during those occasions.

Paul Mon

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote JimS:</font><hr> I had 3 60 watt bulbs on my 9 ft, then 3 75's then 3 100's. Went to 4 100's. Now have 6 8ft flourescent. Finally happy /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif <hr /></blockquote>

pooltchr
12-15-2003, 07:22 AM
Nothing beats good flourescent lighting, IMHO

RedHell
12-15-2003, 02:49 PM
What would you guys think of a 6 X 12 rectangle of floodlights or Hallogens ?!?!

I'm thinking about the setup they have at the WPC. !!??!

Could it be done ?

Cueless Joey
12-15-2003, 02:54 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RedHell:</font><hr> What would you guys think of a 6 X 12 rectangle of floodlights or Hallogens ?!?!

I'm thinking about the setup they have at the WPC. !!??!

Could it be done ? <hr /></blockquote>
I don't know but that would he hot I think. Those Halogens get really hot. Plus they consume too much electricity.