Daylight Saving Infographic

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An infographic explaining the uses and history of Daylight Saving in the United States

An infographic explaining the uses and history of Daylight Saving in the United States

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  • 1. Daylight TIME a HISTORICAL & PRACTICAL GUIDE min (US) DST TIME ut fall back ack es B (US) DST TIME set 60 ute spring Forward ead s ah set 60 min SAVING BEGINS: ENDS: 2:00 a.m. on Sunday November 2nd, 2014 2:00 a.m. on Sunday March 9th, 2014 THEmispronounced as TERM is commonly SAVINGs TIME (but there is no "s" at the end of saving). Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784 as a way to economize the use of candles by rising earlier to make use of the extra sunlight. SAMOA hawaii GUAM ARIZONA USA Puerto rico observe DST don’t observe DST (due to sunny weather) virgin islands 1 DST was formally introduced to the United States in 1918. 942 - 1 945 fdr After Pearl Harbor, FDR instituted year round DST for three years. US time zones were aptly named "War Time." Once Japan surrendered in 1945, the time zones were relabeled "Peace Time." 65 % of the year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 AS of 2007 The rules for DST changed for the first time in 20 years. George W. Bush extended the length of DST by about one month, leaving it in effect 238 days out of the year. BUT IS IT HELPING? The extension of DST had little or no effect on energy in California. Many individuals still found that the extra daylight gave them the chance to have more fun after a long day at work or school. 4o% 47% not Worth it WORTH IT 0:30 1:00 2:00 DIFFERENCES DST is almost always one hour ahead, but history has seen several variants of this, such as the 30 minute “half-adjustment” and the two hour "double adjustment." the future Given its varied past, there is no telling what will happen with DST in the future. It will likely continue to change from time to time due to special events or conditions. ProPoint Graphics is an award-winning presentation service firm, providing advanced design for business presentations, motion graphics, infographics and mobile apps. REferences: Copyright 2014 ProPoint Graphics, LLC www.timeanddate.com / DST / 2014 www.webexhibits.org / Daylight Savings www.news.nationalgeographic.com / When does daylight Saving Time End / 2013 http://www.nist.gov / Current Rules / 2014 http://www.rasmussenreports.com / Think there’s Still a Need for DST? / 2013