Time change is reminder to change clocks, batteries
November 1, 2012
Prepare to fall back as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 4.
Set clocks one hour behind before bedtime and plan accordingly. Many computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices make the adjustment automatically.
The time change also serves as a reminder to change smoke alarm batteries. Local public safety experts recommend changing batteries at least once a year and testing smoke detectors monthly. Most battery-powered smoke detectors chirp as the battery weakens.
The daylight saving time period lasts until March.
During daylight saving time, the sun appears to rise later in the morning and set later in the evening, seemingly stretching the day.