Even in the late 70s people were already adjusting their clocks for daylight savings time. 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. When we are at work or in school, it keep the daylight when we want it. Daylight saving time is ideal for places where daylight and darkness variation varies greatly and this is found in temperate regions.
One then wonders if the practice is really necessary? And they are also wondering if there is really a significant difference if it starts to get light outside at 7am rather than 8 am. 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 people have a set time for going to bed. 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.
Morning light is also important in the winter. The summer days are longer and people wake up after sunrise. People wake up after sunrise during winter according to the time set by daylight savings time.
With daylight savings the opportunities for outdoor activities is also increased. Physical activity is good for people even during the winter months, and it helps if it is still light when they want to be outside. People go home from work when it is still bright during daylight savings time and so the chances of having an accident is very small. It can also reduce crime, which are commonly committed in dark areas.
However, not all people have good things to say about daylight savings time. There are many people today who want it stopped and they are filing a petition for its end. They want to put a stop to the practice of adjusting their clocks twice a years since they think that the benefits are too small to affect people. There are also those who think that daylight savings time disrupts their sleeping pattern since they have to adjust their clock setting backward of forward. If you forget to adjust your clock at the designated dates, you might find yourself later for work or you might find yourself alone at work.