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Daylight Saving Time: Don’t Forget To ‘Fall Back’

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DETROIT (WWJ) - For people who like to sleep in, this is the best weekend of the year!

We revert back to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday — setting the clocks back one hour.

By “falling back,” we’ll see more daylight in the morning, but that also means it will get darker earlier.

Local fire departments say it’s also a good time to replace the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms around your home.

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October.

The passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks – from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.

 

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