Language included in today's last minute FY2012 omnibus appropriations bill temporarily blocking implementation of lighting efficiency standards is a negative headline for advanced lighting manufacturers like CREE (CREE-$22),since it suggests an inflection point in congressional support for energy efficiency lighting. However, we caution against overreaction. The language only blocks the Department of Energy from enforcing these efficiency standards through September of 2012. During this period, only the traditional 100W incandescent bulb would have been phased out. Therefore, repeated congressional action will be necessary to continue to block enforcement beyond next fall, and it is premature to opine on the likely outcome of these fights. We also note that the common 60W incandescent is not due for a phase-out until January 2014. Moreover, states, most notably trendsetting California, continue to press ahead with their own phase-out of inefficient incandescent bulbs.