Daylight Saving time 2018 Ended in the US
Finally, the daylight saving time got ended at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, standard time returns. It means that it will get dark between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in many places across the country.
Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday in March each year, moving clocks forward one hour and for this reason, we have more daylight at the end of the day. Hawaii and most of Arizona will on standard time year-round, while the remaining part of the US will follow Daylight Saving time.
It lasts till the first Sunday in November comes. Most U.S. residents spend the majority of the year in Daylight Saving Time but it is misspelt often as Daylight Savings Time. The “S” is added here.
Congress added an extra month to Daylight Saving Time in 2007. It starts three weeks earlier in the spring (the second Sunday in March) and ends one week later in the fall (the first Sunday in November). It means we now spend almost 70 percent of our days each year with an extra hour of light at the end of the day and more time in darkness early in the morning.
Initially, when Daylight Saving Time was established in the United States by a federal standard in 1967, it lasted for six months. As people get an extra hour of sunlight for half the year, the lights have been using inside will be the same time less.
The gasoline and retail lobbying efforts were behind the effort and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was also a force behind the movement.
All retailers including convenience stores that sell gasoline lobbied to Congress in 1986 and so the Daylight saving time was extended to a month. Again in 2007, it was extended to another month.
Energy conservation is said to be the reason for the Daylight Saving Time extension to eight months of the American year. But it also shows clearly that candy makers had a part in this extension as the extra hour on October 31st encourages more candy sales.