Ah, pool table lights! There has always been something very special about an old school pool hall. There is an inescapable reality to how things used to be. Now a days you can't smoke anywhere. Many can still remember how smoky those pool halls were, back in the old school days. Players would enter the pool hall, throw five dollars toward the person that was conveniently sitting behind the front desk at the time, and pick out their set of pool balls to move towards one of the many tables in the hall. Folks would align the walls, oftentimes covered in shadows. There was a grittiness to it that is almost impossible to be replicated these days. The beauty of the pool hall was contingent entirely on the lighting on the inside of the building. Many times, there would be few, if any, windows looking outwards, so that the players could feel locked in like it was late at night, during any hour of the day. The rush of the first break, trying to knock in as many of those colored little balls as possible. Looking around the hall, trying to figure who your next opponent might be, as you wade thru the billowing smog of cigarettes from other players trying to focus and concentrate on what they are doing. It was certainly intimidating at the time, and that feeling actually isn't impossible to try to replicate these days, with the right setup. Rusted Dove, for example, has amazing pool lighting fixtures to put above a table in your own home. All you need after that is to black out the windows, and find a friend that smokes. Then, you're right back into the halls of the 1980's. The faded lighting that concentrates solely on the table before you, while you eye up your opponent, hoping that luck falls in your direction. Check out these fixtures today.