Even if it doesn’t feel like spring, it’s almost time to move your clocks ahead an hour.
Fun Fact: Though many people refer to the day clocks spring forward as the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, it’s technically Daylight Saving Time. (Kind of like Soldiers Field and Soldier Field, right?)
Daylight Saving Time officially begins Sunday, March 8, 2015.
The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., but you don’t have to spring out of bed and move the big hand on your clock ahead an hour. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.
If you’re still using an analog alarm clock, you’ll probably want to move it ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday, or when you wake up the next morning.
- The idea of DST was first introduced in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin.
- In 1916, Germany and its allies were the first countries to use DST.
- Out of 196 countries in the world only 70 countries observe DST.
- Arizona (except some areas) and Hawaii, and, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and, Virgin Islands are the only States and Territories of United States that don’t observe DST, respectively.
- On 31st October 2007 in a Press Release, Western Power researched and reported despite of saving DST caused “a 0.6% increase in electricity consumption in WA’s main grid”. PR also stated that “The daylight saving research showed slightly less power was used on days when the temperature went below 30 degrees, and slightly more power when the temperatures went above 30 degrees”