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Germ-killing UV lamps from Japanese headlight maker gain attention

Stanley's sterilization tech gets second look amid coronavirus fears

Stanley Electric's UV equipment is being employed in a water purification project in India. (Photo courtesy of Stanley Electric)

TOKYO -- Stanley Electric, a Japanese supplier of automotive headlights that often went unnoticed by investors before the novel coronavirus, possesses ultraviolet sterilizing technology considered crucial in preventing another outbreak.

Unlike conventional sterilization techniques, Stanley's UV devices do not use chemicals, leaving scant environmental impact. They can be used to purify water, air and surfaces alike.

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