My 1080UB came with a spare,
so the 3rd lamp that I just installed recently was my first from PLS.
Just under 400 hours so far.
The lamp I received from them was not 100 % identical to my original, (Very close though)
But neither was the spare I got from Epson. The PLS lamp did match the spare though.
My original and my spare both lasted 3k hours.
You can find a negative post or two on almost any product,
But you should really look beyond One persons experience.
4.47 / 5 rating based on 30 reviews at projector central:http://www.projectorcentral.com/dealer_ratings.cfm?dealer_id=9534Edited by PioManiac - 11/11/12 at 12:37pm