DAYLIGHT INVESTING - NOT DAYLIGHT SAVING
In Australia, supporters of DAYLIGHT INVESTING say that in summer we should put the clocks 'back' an hour, not 'forward' an hour.
MORE SPARE TIME IN THE COOL OF THE MORNING
Whereas Daylight Saving gives us one less hour in the morning, Daylight Investing would give an EXTRA hour in the cool of the summer's morning for leisure and family activities, before starting work, and one less hour in the hot of the afternoon.
Daylight Investing would give more time in the cooler part of the day for gardening, for long walks or bicycle rides, strolls along the early morning river, or just relaxing before it gets too hot.
Seniors would appreciate this.
MORE DAYLIGHT TIME IN THE MORNING
Below: DARK - 7 am with Daylight Saving on March 17. Still too dark for recreation.
Below: EMPTY - 8 am with Daylight Saving on March 17. Too late for recreational activities. People have to be going to work.
But with Daylight Investing in March, there would be an extra hour of daylight for recreation before going to work.
GOING HOME AFTER SCHOOL
Children would still go to school before the hottest part of the day. But with Daylight Investing they would now come home, not an hour earlier when the maximum temperature is being reached, but an hour later when things are cooling down.
LESS TIME IN THE HOT PART OF THE DAY
Whereas Daylight Saving gives us one less hour in the cool of the morning and one extra hour in the hotter part of the day, when we come home too hot and tired to do anything, Daylight Investing gives us an extra hour of leisure in the cooler part of the day and one less hour when it is too hot to enjoy leisure activities.
WE ALREADY HAVE SOME DAYLIGHT SAVING
Perth is well west of the W.A. meridian (120˚ east runs through Hopetoun). Sydney is slightly east of the N.S.W. meridian. The combined effect is that, compared with Sydney, Perth already has over 21 minutes of daylight saving EVERY DAY of the year.
Adding another hour of daylight saving means we would really have about 1.35 hours of daylight saving.
Daylight Saving has had a devastating effect on the outdoor cinemas that usually spring up each summer, many with charity outcomes. However daylight saving has forced them to start later and hence finish later. This is not good for families with children.
AUSTRALIA DAY FIREWORKS
Daylight Saving has meant that the Australia Day fireworks display cannot start until 9 pm. If it finishes at 9.30 pm, this means that it is already very late for young children. Many will not be home until 10.30 pm, or later.
With Daylight Investing it would be dark enough to start the fireworks show at 7 pm. Much better for families.
GREAT FOR WAR TIME
Daylight Saving was fine in England during the war. It gave an extra hour at the end of the working day for producing munitions.