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Next generation photoluminescent adhesives to locate toilet and indicate toilet seat position at night. Not your average glow.
Next generation photoluminescent adhesives to locate toilet and indicate toilet seat position at night. Not your average glow.
142 backers pledged $3,773 to help bring this project to life.

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You can now select from 3 designs! Choose from "The Original" and the two most popular designs. A survey will be sent out at the end of the campaign to vote on the two most popular ones.

See and read our story on ABC7 Los Angeles, ABC13 Houston, ABC15 PhoenixWTOPPasadena Now, Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley TribunePasadena Star News, Laughing Squid, Impact Hygiene, Texas Sentinel, Topix, This Old Toilet, and BustleFeed:

It is time to put an end to the problem of “Keep the toilet seat down!” It is frustrating, particularly at night, when the toilet seat is left up without your awareness, hence you hit the seat’s rim or even sink into the toilet. Nonetheless, a nightlight or regular light may be so bright that it not only wakes you up but also hurts the health of your eyes.

Potty Glo is ultra premium vinyl adhesives. Potty Glo serves as an easy, practical, thoughtful, and economical way to solve the toilet seat problem once and for all. It is made of the next generation photoluminescent minereal—strontium aluminate—which is non-radioactive and non-toxic. It glows so brightly that you may even read a book next to it. It glows for 12 hours each night and fully recharges in 30 minutes with natural or artificial light. It glows for 20 years, and you may be replacing your toilet before it stops glowing. It is safe with common household cleaning chemicals. It is easy to apply and remove. And it leaves no peel-off residue.

Potty Glo is unlike regular glow stickers/sticks (e.g., glow-in-the-dark stars, glow sticks), which are made of zinc sulfide. Their brightness is dim and usually requires complete darkness to show effect. They glow for ~1 hour. They either are not rechargeable or require only natural sunlight to recharge. Upon removal, they may leave a peel-off residue.

The Story:

One night, she went to the bathroom. She sat down on the toilet and felt a cold, sticky rim touching her tooshie. She screamed in disgust—he left the toilet seat up again. The next night, she goes to the bathroom and sees a giant glow on the toilet. Now, whenever she sees the glow, she knows that it is safe to go. 

Our glow is green and bright, but it does not disrupt your circadian cycle (biological clock), as is blue or household white light, which is detrimental to your sleep health to the great extent that blue light and white light is. Learn more about the differences on our health page.

With the chemical properties of a 20-year lifespan, strontium aluminate renders the Potty Glo the new generation of photoluminescence.

We know that some of you like to keep your toilet lid down. You will still open it sometimes for #1 or #2. During this toilet time, there should be a good amount of time for the PottyGlo to recharge. Or put it on the outside of the lid as a toilet locator.

Some of you may keep the lid down altogether (perhaps you’re a cat or dog lover!), so you can place the Potty Glo adhesives on the outside of the lid as a toilet locator at night. Neither turn on the lights, nor use the nightlights. Learn more about the health implications on our health page.

                                                                                                                  

 We really want to give you all the designs, so please help us unlock them all! A survey will be sent out at the end of the Kickstarter campaign to vote on the most popular designs, and then you can select from these designs. And if we unlock all the designs, you can choose as many as you'd like - mix-and-match to your pleasing!

How to back this project? Very, very easy. It takes 3-5 minutes only. You can pledge $1 or $9 and up. 
1. Scroll up to the top of this home page.
2. At the top right of the page, next to the big Potty Glo picture, you will see three numbers including a dollar sign ($).
3. Under “days to go” is a green box [Back this project]. Click the box.
4. Then follow the simple steps, and you’re done supporting us. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Production is simple and straightforward. We have already sourced manufacturers, and they are awesome, speedy people. The greatest risk would be the time when a neon alien came to Earth and ate all the photoluminescence mineral, which is highly unlikely. And the biggest challenge is to seek your support of our Potty Glo idea. If you back our project, we will do everything to save your cheeks ASAP.

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