What Is Daylight Saving Time For?
It's that time of the year! The arrival of Daylight Saving Time, when we set the clock ahead one hour tonight so we get more sunshine in the day. Finally!
So, tonight before you hit the hay, set all your clocks ahead and don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and CO detectors.
So what's the deal with Daylight Saving Time and why do we do it? Well, in 1895 it was first proposed and then implemented during World War I as a means to save energy and give people the chance to use "after hours" daylight to their advantage. It stuck.
Germany and it's allies in World War I were the first (1916) to use it, think it an advantage in war by conserving coal.The U.S. adopted it in 1918.
Changing weather patterns and less expensive lighting has made many reconsider DST. It is now on the table for elimination. We''ll see. Personally, I like it because of the extra daylight and it's the "opening act" for Spring.
Now ya know.