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Updated March 10, 2016 7:31 AM
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(UNDATED) - For most of the United States, Daylight Saving Time will start Sunday morning, March 13.

It's when we lose an hour of sleep and trade an hour of early morning daylight for evening glow.

Daylight Saving Time will start at 2 a.m. on Sunday and end the first Sunday in November.

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, almost all of the United States and 78 other countries will set their clocks ahead one hour.

On Sunday, most of the electronics we use as timekeepers - smart phones and watches, cable boxes and even some clocks - will automatically make the correction. But don't forget about your oven, microwave or car clock, unless you live in Hawaii or Arizona, the two states that don't observe the twice-a-year time shift.

And with the extended sunny evening also comes the semi-annual debate over whether the almost 100-year-old practice is outmoded.

Daylight saving started in 1918 after "war time" was established as a way to conserve fuel. It has since been adjusted twice, most recently in 2007 when it was extended by a month due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

But does it still work? Citing a study out of Indiana, many have said it actually increases electricity bills due to the demand for air conditioning, which led to a 1 percent increase in overall electricity consumption after 2006 when the state adopted Daylight Saving Time.

However, many favor the practice just because they like the extra light on the tail-end of the day.



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