Those who own DLP projectors will already be aware that switching off the power to the projector before the lamp has sufficiently cooled can shorten the life of the lamp. But what do you do in a power cut situation ? Power cuts are rare, but is it worth the risk ? I was reading in a forum in the US a debate on the merits of using a UPS on the projector, and many users said that they connected their projector to the UPS to allow the lamp to be properly cooled when a power failure occurred. Up until now, UPS's capable of handling the 200-350 Watts required by a projector were quite expensive, but I notice that Ebuyer are now doing a 1200VA UPS for £39.99 + VAT which = £47 ! This will also protect against surges, brownouts, and lightning. Not a bad price to protect a lamp costing over £200 !