Bourns announces their line of open LED shunt protection devices designed specifically for LED lighting applications. Designated the BournsLSP-Series, the new shunt protector family enables LED lighting applications configured in strings to be more robust and reliable. Most LED designs include solid-state lighting luminaires configured in series strings of 20 or more LEDs. In this configuration, an open LED can cause the entire LED string to go dark, resulting in reduced performance and possible maintenance calls and costly warranty returns. Adding a Bourns LSP-Series shunt protector to an LED design allows the unaffected lights in the string to remain illuminated by shunting current around the inoperable LED. The new LSP-Series of open LED shunt protectors is an optimal solution for a variety of LED lighting applications including light bulbs, lighting fixtures, and backlighting systems.