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Daylight Saving: Things that everyone should about Daylight Saving
It's a fact that Daylight saving was originally implemented to save energy. When first World War I broke, Americans developed a way to save the resources. When second world war broke it was again used till Septemeber of 1945.
According to study done by Department of Energy, if daytime saving is implemented then it saves 0.5 % of energy/ electricity. Doesn't looks much? well if added up 1.3 billion KWH ( Kilo-watt hours) is saved per day. If further calculated, it can power up about 1.2 million american homes for one whole year.
0.5% is a big deal here :)
March to November from April to October
Before 2007, the daylight saving ran from April to mid of October, but after 2007; daylight saving started to begin in March to end of November. According to congress, having longer daylight actually reduced the need to turn on the lights till late night.
Not every state follows daytime saving
The following states of America don't follow the daytime savings. These are :
3. American Samoa
5. Puerto Rico
6, Northern Marianas
7. Virgin Islands (cool name by the way)
An extra hour prevents crime
According to U.S. Department of Transportation, if people get one more hour in light crime rate falls because people are working in light and this prevents the thieves coming close. It's a fact that crimes do occur more in the night than in the daylight.
According to the research done by researchers of Sweden namely Imre Janszky & Richard Ljung, when the time changes even by one hour the transition can affect the quality and quantity of sleep an individual takes. This impact can last for several weeks. Those individuals who require more sleep should be very careful as it can cause sleep deprivation.