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. Since it has been practices for many years now, we tend to automatically reset our clocks on those two special appointed days even without knowing why.
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. 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, if the sun rises at 7am rather than 8 am, what is the significance of this move? However, some people are not aware that the real reason for implementing daylight savings time has nothing to do with what people prefer, but it is actually for conserving energy.
Electricity consumption is actually reduced with daylight savings time since we usually turn on electricity when the sun has gone down. You won’t use much electricity if the sunsets very near your bedtime than when it sets long before your bedtime.
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. People wake up after sunrise during the summer when the days are longer. With daylight savings time, people wake up after the sunrise during winter.
With daylight savings the opportunities for outdoor activities is also increased. It helps when it is still light outside so that people can also have physical activities during the winter. 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. Since crime is committed in dark areas, daylight savings time helps to reduce it.
However, not all people have good things to say about daylight savings time. People want to end the practice of turning the clock back or forward twice a year. 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. And for those who forget to change their clocks, they are either later for work ro too early for it.