Saving Daylight

Oct 31, 2016
Cimcorp Headquarters
Cimcorp North America

Set your clocks towards summer! In the spring, clocks are set one hour forward, and when daylight saving time ends in fall, clocks turn back again.

Daylight saving time doesn’t mean there’s additional daylight, but by changing the clocks, we have more usable hours of natural daylight while awake. In that sense, it appears that we’re “saving” daylight, especially during early spring. 

There is much speculation about who started this tradition first. For most of the world, Germany is known as the first country to implement daylight saving time in 1916. However, it is said that Canada implemented daylight saving time in Thunder Bay, Ontario as early as 1908. There are also references in history dating before that. American inventor and politician, Benjamin Franklin, allegedly proposed daylight saving time in 1784. Whatever the case may be, daylight saving time is used by over 70 countries and the difference in light is more noticeable the further away from the Earth’s Equator you travel or live.

There are some common issues with setting our clocks forward for summer time, such as the disruption of our body clocks. Although there is a lot of debate on the benefits of daylight saving time, one thing we can all agree on is that we all enjoy the an extra hour of sleep when we set the clock back an hour in the fall! 

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