(Topic ID: 109183)

Game Room Lighting


By Madmax541

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Looking to change the lighting in my game room and wondering what others have done.
    If you have pictures to post that would be awesome.

    #2 5 years ago

    I am having track lighting installed in my new game room....that way I can point the lights away from the glass on the pins. No pics yet as they are putting up the ceiling sheetrock as I type (its loud in there)

    #3 5 years ago

    Yep I'm going track lighting for the same reason - as I move games around I can aim the lights so they're not reflecting off the glass too obnoxiously.

    #4 5 years ago

    I was in another pinhead's gameroom a few months back, and noticed that the gameroom was lit entirely by neon signs and the games. I initially thought they had the overhead lights on, but they didn't. It was brighter than I thought it was going to be, so that's where I'm headed with my lighting.

    #5 5 years ago

    I have a couple neon signs in the gameroom. But everything is lit with blacklight bulbs for the blacklight carpet.

    I also have overhead flourescents for shop lighting when im working on the games or cleaning or during league nights if guys want to see better

    #6 5 years ago

    bump

    #7 5 years ago

    I've used a few of these recently to good effect:

    ebay.com link » Dc 12v 5m 3528 Uv Color 300leds Smd Flexible Lamp Lights Energy Saving Led Strip

    Run them around the floor or ceiling edges and it lights up the whole room

    #8 5 years ago
    Quoted from Esoteric_rt:

    I've used a few of these recently to good effect:
    ebay.com link » Dc 12v 5m 3528 Uv Color 300leds Smd Flexible Lamp Lights Energy Saving Led Strip
    Run them around the floor or ceiling edges and it lights up the whole room

    is it really UV effect? Or just purple light?

    #9 5 years ago

    I have tried traditional 'black lights' and these strips,

    The LEDs give off a much brighter light and certainly give a great 'glow' to the room, they also light up UV reactive material very well (like white t-shirts or plastic parts on your pins).

    The colour is not the same as choosing a 'purple' on a standard RGB strip either, more 'UV' if that makes sense

    The 3528 sized LEDs on the strips are also not too hard on the eye, which often 5050 ones are - plus they draw less power.

    Perhaps grab one for $10, light it up and see what you think

    #10 5 years ago

    Friday bump

    #11 5 years ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I was in another pinhead's gameroom a few months back, and noticed that the gameroom was lit entirely by neon signs and the games. I initially thought they had the overhead lights on, but they didn't. It was brighter than I thought it was going to be, so that's where I'm headed with my lighting.

    sound advice here.

    #12 5 years ago

    Lighting, much as decorating, is very subjective based on your desired outcome, whether it be formal or whimsical. I have a very small room with exceptionally low ceilings so I was unable to use track lighting. I have two recessed ceiling lights for when working on games and two wall sconces for mood and indirect lighting. The picture below has them both on but they are both separately controlled. Most of the time I just let the pins light the room.

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    #13 5 years ago

    Anybody ever use the Philips HUE lighting? Wireless LED that can span the entire color spectrum, 16,000,000 million + colors. Kind of pricy, but check out this website, I'm going to get the base kit, plus the "bloom" when I get home from overseas.

    http://www2.meethue.com/en-US/

    #14 4 years ago

    any other ideas on game room lighting

    #15 4 years ago

    Do-it-yourself indirect lighting - This was in my last gameroom. I took a couple of pieces of molding, one rectangular, one with a curved edge. I laid the curved edge piece on top of the rectangular piece, such that the curved top of the curved edge was about an inch higher than the top of the flat edge of the rectangular piece. I attached the two with liquid nails and painted them black. Now hang this on the wall about a foot from the ceiling. You now have a notch to drop a rope light or LED strip into, providing you with inexpensive uplighting, and indirect light on the pins.

    #16 4 years ago

    here's my lighting....You can change colors, patters, etc...

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/NUERSD8yHIc?autoplay=1&rel=0

    #17 4 years ago

    Indirect lighting - such as behind a cove or crown molding - is great for reducing glare on the playfield. There are some ideas in this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/options-for-crown-molding-that-allow-for-led-strips

    #18 4 years ago
    Quoted from burningman:

    here's my lighting....You can change colors, patters, etc...
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/NUERSD8yHIc?autoplay=1&rel=0

    What kind of lighting is this?? Looks great!

    #19 4 years ago

    I have horrible flourescent fixtures in the ceiling for working on stuff. Play time is all neons and pin-light IMG_20141030_183656_796.jpg2012-08-02_20-31-52_609.jpgIMG_20140516_182958_816.jpg

    #20 4 years ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    What kind of lighting is this?? Looks great!

    http://ledlightshack.com/12V-LED-Crazy-Rope-Lights-Complete-System-P2711640.aspx

    here is another video of another dudes house, not a game room but gives you a better idea of what it can do....its pretty cool.

    #21 4 years ago

    Sweet thanks bud. I was looking at the Philips HUE lighting, but its a bit expensive.

    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    Sweet thanks bud. I was looking at the Philips HUE lighting, but its a bit expensive.

    Yeah...these crazy lights aren't cheap either, and in order to do my room, (around 20x12) I needed a total of 4 strands with one dual controller. The effect was perfect for what I wanted. I have a florescent shop light that I can hang from the rafters when I work on a game.

    #23 4 years ago
    Quoted from burningman:

    http://ledlightshack.com/12V-LED-Crazy-Rope-Lights-Complete-System-P2711640.aspx
    here is another video of another dudes house, not a game room but gives you a better idea of what it can do....its pretty cool.
    » YouTube video

    Oh yea, thanks for that! Those are what Ill be doing, along with a dropped crown moulding..

    #24 4 years ago

    heres a cool cheepo effect,
    amazon.com link »

    they spin color spots everywhere, looks like they added a few with more power now.

    #25 4 years ago

    I use the color changing LED strips myself. Pretty cheap, and you can change to whatever colors you want.

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    #26 4 years ago

    Those color changing strips 120 V? Where did you get them?

    #27 4 years ago

    The only actual lights in my pinball room are one 50-watt downward facing flood in the center of the ceiling and two 30-watt spots in the ceiling angled down at two movie posters on one wall. The room ambiance depends on the light coming off four neons (two at each end of the room), four single-color undercab lights, one framed backlit translite, one 22" wall-mounted TV screen, one 20" wall-mounted digital picture frame and the 13 pins in the room. (There is one 2ft x 4ft fluorescent fixture in the ceiling, but that only gets turned on when I need to work on a game.) You can see the results of this by searching for my recent thread: Tour of my pinball room. But here is a sample pic:

    my first three games.jpg
    #28 4 years ago

    It depends on what the room is like too..

    Do you have low ceilings? If yes then you don't want anything generating heat. I have low ceilings so I try to use as much LED lighting as possible to keep the heat down.

    I have a few floor lamps in corners so I can actually see things.

    Make sure you have any ceiling lights behind the player to minimize glare.

    If you have wall sconces make sure the ceiling isn't painted glossy as you can get some nice glare action.

    -c

    #29 4 years ago
    Quoted from yuriijos:

    Those color changing strips 120 V? Where did you get them?

    ebay.com link » Kit 150 300 Led 5m 3528 5050 Rgb Led Light Strip Striplight Remote Control

    You certainly want the 5050SMD.

    #30 4 years ago

    I have three sets of lights in my arcade, on dimmers:

    1) Can lights in ceiling (for general lighting and working on games)

    2) track lighting, with individual halogen lights that can be directed at pins or to bounce off wall

    3) Color changing LED strip light on a ceiling soffit. Can be used as stand alone light source when playing games or with the track lights dimmed to about 1/3. Mine is also programmable, so lights can blink, chase, fade, etc.

    #31 4 years ago

    Ok, finally the track lighting is installed......no games in there yet but it gives you an idea on how bright it looks. I will adjust where the heads point once everything is set up (after carpet). Also they are on dimmers in four different zones so if too bright, can be toned down.

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    #32 4 years ago

    wow, that is going to be a nice space!

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    #33 4 years ago

    Bump any other ideas

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