The Best Man Cave Lighting Ideas

The Best Man Cave Lighting Ideas

November 04, 2022

When designing your man cave, of course the first thing you’ll think about is that comfy sofa you’ll sit on to watch the match, or the design of the home bar, and where the pool table or motor bikes will live.

But what about the lighting?! It’ll be the first thing you notice if you haven’t got it right and often difficult to rectify when it’s wrong. Here are some very cool lighting ideas for a man cave that will get everyone talking. You can't find these on the high street, there's no plastic involved and once these bad boys are installed, you'll never have to buy another light again! 

man cave lighting ideas. Bright overhead task lighting is essential
What ever you'll be doing in your man cave, great task lighting is non negotiable! Using a LED light bulb which has a colour temperature of 2700k or higher is a great option for task lighting. 

Here are some of our favourite ceiling lights which will do the business. 


1. Industrial Edison Flameproof Strip Light - £790.00.

This 1970's lamp by South Korean manufacturer Daeyang was originally a fluorescent tube light salvaged from the engine rooms of cargo ships. It has been extensively modified by Loomlight and replaced with LED Edison filament tubes which are dimmable. 

industrial flameproof aluminium vintage strip light with Edison LED filament tubes

Or perhaps you'd like to hang multiple light fixtures to spread the light around a larger space like the games room below. If so then the Heritage Range by Thorlux are a great understated choice with both form and function. The timeless 1930's factory design ceiling light range is finished in vitreous enamel in green or ivory in three different styles. Two are below or click here for the full range

Games room using enamel factory ceiling lighting throughout to create a modern industrial interior style.


A small ceiling light at 28cm diameter, which comes in both green or ivory, great for hanging in multiples. 

Or something slightly larger at 41cm the "Traditional" Heritage enamel factory ceiling light by Thorlux - £300.

Traditional Enamel Green Heritage Factory Ceiling pendant by Thorlux


3. White Enamel Cage Light by Killark - £355

Adding original fixtures into your interior makes the space feel authentic. These original vintage cage lights by Killark have been reclaimed from decommissioned supertankers. We have retained the patina and signs of wear & tear to maintain the character, but all electrical components have been replaced and this fixture is sold with chain and ceiling hook ready to stick straight up on your ceiling! 

authentic industrial ceiling light with white enamel shade and cage perfect for lighting a man cave, garage or games room 

Consider adding a dimmer switch to your man cave which will provide options to lower the light levels to create a relaxing atmosphere.

3 lamps over a pool table

4. Three Pendant ceiling Light - £1295.00

A great lighting solution for spreading light from one electrical point. Perfect for a games table, bar lighting or a kitchen island. The bar can be made to bespoke measurements upon request. 

3 pendant ceiling light suitable for a man cave over snooker table, bar, or kitchen island

5. Small Marine Pendant Light - £235

A smaller pendant light solution at 27cm diameter. Packing punch with industrial style perfect for the man cave. 

A man cave ceiling lighting idea. A stainless steel ceiling light reclaimed from industrial settings and restored

6. Engine Room Pendant Light - £495

A true investment, this larger ceiling pendant light is reclaimed from engine rooms of cargo ships. At 18kg you'll need a good support for hanging it. A thing of beauty which can be kept a lifetime and will increase in value over time. 

Large Aluminium Engine Room Ceiling Light, reclaimed from industrial settings and restored by hand by Loomlight. For sale via the Loomlight website for use in modern interiors.

7. Large Explosion Proof Pendant Light - £750

At 43cm diameter this is a great aluminium lighting option for creating impact. An 18kg beast.  

Large Aluminium Explosion proof ceiling light. An industrial light which is reclaimed and restored suitable for modern interiors.


Use wall lighting to create ambience. Use a warmer light bulb for a cosy feel. Using a colour temperature of 2700k or lower will provide a warmer light. Alternatively If you have no space for ceiling lighting then the wall lights become your main source of illumination. Here are our top pick


home bar lighting or man cave lighting ideas


1. Copper Industrial Style Cantilever Wall Light - £300

This copper cantilever wall lamp will direct the light downwards creating a lovely addition alongside your ceiling lighting helping to make the space feel bigger. Or use them on their own for mood lighting. Also available in different finishes and colours.

Copper cantilever wall fixture with conical lampshade, great man cave lighting idea

2. Aluminium Spot Light - £85

These small wall lights can be used in multiples on the walls near the floor like a passageway light to create a moody evening atmosphere for drinks with friends. At only 13cm diameter they may be small but made in solid cast aluminium they pack a punch.

Small vintage industrial wall spot lights for man cave lighting ideas

 3. Small Aluminium Trio Spot Lighting - £245

If you want some quirky lighting, this row of three cast aluminium industrial wall spot lights look great above a bar area. For full industrial effect run electrical conduit up to it to hide any cables.

Quirky bar lighting for a man cave. Three industrial spot lights suitable for electrical conduit

4. Brass Bulkhead wall light - £360

For something larger this oblong shaped brass wall light with decorative frosted glass disperses the light beautifully creating a decorative yet functional wall lamp. 28cm tall. 

Brass bulkhead wall light for man cave lighting ideas

5. Cast Aluminium Bulkhead Light - £210

These original marine bulkhead wall lights can be used both indoors or outdoors. Perfect for a garage, games room or man cave. Tough industrial grade fixtures that'll take anything you can throw at them. Featuring a frosted glass that disperses the light.

Industrial cast aluminium vintage bulkhead light perfect for a mane cave or garage space. Suitable for outdoor wall lighting as well

6. Eastern Bloc Industrial Aluminium Bulkhead

A truly hard wearing and robust bulkhead wall light, reclaimed and professionally restored for both indoor and outdoor use. This wall lamp can do it all!

eastern bloc aluminium bulkhead wall lighting for man cave lighting idea

7. Round Wall Light - £210

Old bulkhead wall lights with clear glass, restored and ready for the modern man cave. 24cm diameter and compatible with LED light bulbs. 

Aluminium Round wall light for man cave

8. Brass Bulkhead Light - £230

If you want the golden touch, then a brass fixture will add a bit of warmth. At 25cm diameter these can be used alone or in multiples depending on the size of your space. 

Brass bulkhead wall light for man cave lighting

There are plenty more lighting options available here industrial ceiling lights & pendants and wall lighting. If you're not sure on how many ceiling lights to install then here is a fantastic guide to help you calculate what you need. All our suggestions are original industrial fixtures which are reclaimed and restored by hand in our Leicestershire Workshop. You are welcome to visit us by appointment. 

We design & manufacture bespoke lighting, so if there is something specific you need then please get in touch