Except for color changes, the Chargers have basically used the logo of an arc-shaped lightning bolt since the team debuted in 1960. The Chargers logo consists of powder blue, gold and white colors.
2007 - 2016
The Chargers logo comprises of an arc-shaped gold lightning bolt with powder blue and navy blue outline, making a reference to the remarkable speed, agility and energy of the team.
2002 - 2006
The Chargers changed from the helmet logo to the bolt logo. The new logo is a white lightning bolt with navy blue and gold outline.
1988 - 2001
A new helmet logo was introduced in 1988, with a 3/4 view of navy blue helmet, the lightning bolt is white with a gold outline stretched across the helmet, the modern face mask has changed from gold to navy blue.
1974 - 1987
In 1974, the logo is changed to a helmet side view in royal blue. The helmet featured a gold lightning bolt with white border and a gold face mask.
1961 - 1973
In 1961, after experimenting with various shades of blue, the Chargers officially established “powder blue” and white as their primary colors and updated Chargers logo shield. Removed the blue circle with wordmark and enlarged the shield. On the shield the “LA” is removed now that they are in San Diego.