We have had daylight savings time for many years now. Daylight savings time has been practiced as far back as during the late 70’s. We automatically set our clocks either forward or backward on the appointed dates even though some of us might not really understand why we have this practice.
The purpose of daylight savings time was to save daylight. It keeps the daylight when w wants it during the time when we are at work or children are in school. This practice is common in temperate regions because there is a great variation of daylight versus darkness throughout the season in these regions.
Many people are asking the necessity of the practice. And, if the sun rises at 7am rather than 8 am, what is the significance of this move? Daylight savings time was implemented primarily to conserve energy and not for same conveniences that will be for our good.
Electricity use depends on when the sun sets so with daylight savings time, it reduces electricity use In homes and offices. If the sun sets near bedtime, then you don’t have to use much electricity than you would if the sun sets long before he went to bed.
Most of out bedtimes are a specific hour in the night. So, say sunset is moved an hour later, you do not have to keep you lights on long because it will soon be your bedtime and even if it is dark, we don’t have to turn on the lights.
Since it takes long for the sun to rise in winter, morning light is important. During summer the days are longer and people wake up after sunrise. During winter, people wake up after the sunrise if the time of the sunrise is artificially changed by daylight savings time.
With daylight savings the opportunities for outdoor activities is also increased. With daylight savings time, even during the winter, people can still have a great time outdoors since it is still bright outside. Daylight savings time is good for people who drive home from work since there are less chances of accidents since drivers can see better because of the lights. Crime is also prevented this time since it is committed in dark areas.
However, not all people have good things to say about daylight savings time. In fact, a lot of people want to end the practice. Since they perceive very few benefits of daylight savings time, they refuse to adjust their clocks twice a year. The backward and forward adjustments of the clock disrupts the sleeping patterns of people and this is why they don’t want to do it. If you are someone who forget to adjust your clock in these designated dates, then don’t wonder why for at least two days of your life, you are either an hour early, or an hour late.