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Help with placement and type recessed lights Gameroom

Posted by roman7 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 14, 09 at 2:47

gameroom design

This is a layout of my planned gameroom. I am planning on placing six recessed low voltage halogen MR16's or 6" in-line halogens on either side of the pool table on a dimmer. Which would be better? I am also planning on placing 2 or 3 of the same lights above the table on a seperate switch. Will this be adequate lighting for the size of this room? Would a standard pool table fixture be better suited above the table?

Also, what type of bulb would be best for above the pool table?

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RE: Help with placement and type recessed lights Gameroom

I have read on another post that 75par30 soft Par lamps are better suited for general lighting. Would these be better for the six surrounding lights, and MR16's for the pool table lights?

RE: Help with placement and type recessed lights Gameroom

Using frosted par 30 lamps is an excellent way to receive maximum light with little or no glare. Use them recessed inside a good baffle or cone trim. Your lighting plan sounds fine and the use of recessed or a billiard light will both work. If you use mr16's over the table, be sure they are floods and not spots. A billiard light will add a decorative elemant to the room. If you use the recessed lights down both sides of the room, you can use a sold shade on your billiard light.

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