first_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Science and Technology Caltech Couple Invents Solution to Age-Old Problem, ‘Honey, You Left the Toilet Seat Up Again!’ Students Start Potty Glo Kickstarter to Save Relationships around the World From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 | 12:59 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Business News Alex Pai and Betty Wong. Photo credit Betty WongValentine’s Day is right around the corner, but it isn’t always paradise between couples, especially when one partner leaves the toilet seat up. That’s why California Institute of Technology (Caltech) students Betty Wong and Alex Pai invented Potty Glo, photoluminescent ultra premium vinyl adhesives that can be placed on the inside of the toilet lid to notify users when the toilet seat is up.“I was sick of falling into the toilet bowl every time my boyfriend would leave the seat up at night,” says Betty Wong, co-creator of Potty Glo and a PhD student in Molecular Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology. “One night, he placed a glow-in-the-dark adhesive on the inside of the toilet seat lid. I loved it and felt like I had to share the idea. Now I think – if lit, then sit, or no glow, no go.”Potty Glo uses a “new generation” photoluminescent mineral (strontium aluminate) that glows brightly for 12+ hours every night. The stickers are non-radioactive, non-toxic, and recharge with just 30 minutes of natural sunlight or artificial lighting.A recent Harvard Medical School study found that at night, certain blue and white night lights throw the body’s biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of sync. These lights may even contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Potty Glo uses a green light, which is not detrimental to your sleep health, and lasts for more than 20 years.“Since we’re graduate students with little income, we’re trying to use crowd source funding to bring this to others,” say Wong and co-creator Alex Pai, who is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Caltech.Potty Glo adhesives will come in a variety of designs, including an angler fish, hearts, jellyfish and more.To learn more about PottyGlo, visit More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img