What is Daylight Savings Time DayA day when people of various countries and states across the world set their clocks one hour a head of the standard time. The practice was first introduced in Europe during the First World War. The idea was to take advantage of the longest summer days by gaining an extra hour of daylight and shortening the days in winter. It was not a new concept, back in 1784 American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin suggested that starting the day earlier in summer will save a considerable number of candles. Those in favor of practice same today's energy consuming society the environmental benefits links to changing a clock on considerable or of a small amount of electricity as save per household added up they can be significant.
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When is Daylight Savings Time 2016Many countries change their clock twice a year to observe day light saving time. The date of Daylight Savings Time Starts and Ends may vary with year to year and also depends on location.
Daylight Savings Time 2016 USAIn United States DST starts on the second Sunday of March at 01:00 AM by setting clocks ahead to 02:00 AM. And it ends on the first Sunday of November at 02:00 AM by setting clocks back to 01:00 AM. DST 2016 will begin on 13th March 2016 and will end on 6th November.
Daylight Savings Time 2016 EuropeIn Europe DST starts on March's last Sunday (27th March 2016) at 02:00 AM and, clocks sets one hour backward at 02:00 AM on October's last Sunday (30th October 2016).
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DST Quick Facts
- 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".