After suffering two premature failures on my Epson 8350 I did some research on here and consistently saw recommendations for a UPS to prevent immediate power failure from not allowing ample run time of the cooling fan during shutoff. I invested in an APC550 from Best Buy for around $70. The first bulb failed around 1900 hours and this one failed around 1557 hours (the last one run nearly entirely in eco mode). Epson's excellent customer service replaced both under warranty given they failed within two years. We use the projector for our normal t.v. source using common sense in regards to cycling on and off too fast etc.
What I'm interested in is have any of you had similar early failures then gone to a UPS for protection then noticed a much longer life in your bulb? Any rough estimate from your experience with a UPS pro longing bulb life would be appreciated.
My projector had suffered quite a few power failures during each of the previous two bulbs so I'm sure I contributed to early bulb failure. So far we've had one power glich since installing the UPS and everything stayed on working excellently! I also have my cable box, cable modem, and wireless router plugged into the battery backup portion of the UPS so our service was interrupted as well. UPS's certainly offer some benefits no question about it.
29 Litres of Infinite Baffle Bliss. Oh, and the rest of the setup isn't too shabby either!