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How to Install a Pool Table Light

    Choose a light fixture with three 100 watt bulbs. This should provide ample enough light to cover the entire table.

    Locate a stud in the ceiling with a stud finder. If your pool table light fixture has more than one chain for hanging, locate more than one stud.

    Drill a hole, or holes, in the ceiling through the studs. Install metal hooks. Screw them tightly into the pre-drilled holes.

    Measure 40 inches from the top of the pool table to the bottom of the light fixture.

    Attach the lamp chains to the hooks and allow the light fixture to hang at the measured height.

    Plug the power cord into the wall and turn the light on. You might need to use an extension cord if the power cord isn't long enough.

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  • If your chosen light requires you to connect to an electrical box in the ceiling, shut off the power first before entering into electrical work. If you need to install an electrical box because there isn't an existing one, check with your city first to find out if you need to pull a permit. Pool table light fixtures tend to be heavier than other types of lights. Make sure the hooks in the ceiling are tightly screwed into the studs.

Things Needed

  • Pool table light fixture 100 watt bulbs Stud finder Drill motor Drill bit Metal hooks Tape measure Extension cord

About the Author

Lacy Enderson is an Addictions and Recovery Counselor. She is Certified with the American Association of Christian Therapists and holds a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling. She is currently enrolled in Liberty University's Master of Divinity Degree program with Chaplaincy. Lacy is a graduate of Rhema Correspondent Bible School and has completed the first section of Berean School of the Bible. Lacy is the author of, "Addiction: A Personal Story" and "So You Want to Lose Weight But You Can't Stop Eating." Her newest novel is a teenage Christian fiction titled, "Honey Sweetheart."

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