Midcentury Pendant Light | Those fancy stained glass billiard lights the truth is in displays or in rich-folks’ homes are worth drooling over, but a majority of folks are on a budget looking to style over a dime, or maybe a penny! I thought it advisable to get a cheaper option, something the common man could afford, instead of get laughed at by his pool buddies. In my mission for find some cheap billiard table lights I came across a number of companies with some potential. Apparently, “cheap” can be a relative term, however, these were the leading runners, and pretty easy to find.
The first company I checked out was the priciest. Pool Tables USA’s cheapest lights were with the 3-shade variety. Made of metal, glass, or blown glass, in varying colors and sophistication, these custom light fixtures were ‘on sale’ from $219 for simple brass and bland colored metal shades, as much as $1,3990 for the monstrosity of certain scroll-work and weathered gold leaf accents. They made a problem of visually slashing the ‘retail price’ and showing you your savings, but their site felt stark and aggressive. I might let them have 3 stars, especially considering what I found on the other sites.
The second company, PoolDawg, were built with a slight cool-ghettos black & red theme. They offered a similar selection to the first site, but their billiard table light pricing was much different. Comparing several, I found that PoolDawg had reduced prices (as low as $125 for the brass bar w/3 shades, as much as $349 for the a Toledo w/certain and amber glass), and they often were slashing ‘retail’ prices that harmonized with PTUSA’s already-slashed ‘sale’ prices, making PTUSA seem a bit fishy to me. I’ll give 4 stars here for slightly better presentation and a lot better pricing.
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Finally, I scrounged through Rockwell Billiards. These fellas hit in regards to the middle with the road for pricing. Their ‘retail’ prices didn’t go with exactly with all the other two sites, either, but they were better PoolDawg’s prices. Their ‘sales’ prices ran from $109.95 for the Premium 60 inch 3 shade Billiard lamp, as much as $195 for the Polished Chrome Pool Table Light. They had less selection than the other two sites, but like a bonus, they did eventually offer both a “build it yourself” assembly kit, and individual shade assemblies that might be replacements or become free-hanging pendant lights. I think they earned 3.75 stars for decent pricing as well as the added do-it-yourself stuff.