Lightning Primary Logo
The Tampa Bay Lightning primary logo has been around since the team’s inception in 1992. The original logo was a simple, two-dimensional lightning bolt with an orange and blue gradient background with white lettering. This version of the logo remained unchanged until 2007, when it underwent some minor alterations to give it a more modern look. The updated design featured sharper edges on the lightning bolt and added shading to make it stand out from its surroundings even more than before.
In 2011, another update was made to refine the overall appearance of the logo further; this time, adding black accents throughout and adjusting both color saturation levels and line thicknesses for increased detail and contrast between elements within the image itself. Finally, in 2014, another revision was made, which included replacing all gradients with solid colors while also introducing an additional yellow hue into the mix - giving us what we now know today as “the current” Tampa Bay Lightning Primary Logo!
Throughout its nearly 30-year history, one thing remains clear: that is - no matter how much (or little) changes have been made over time, at heart, this iconic mark still represents everything great about hockey culture here in the Tampa Bay area…from passionate fans cheering their favorite players on during games at Amalie Arena all way down through generations who grew up wearing jerseys adorned with same symbol proudly across chests everywhere! It's truly become something special for everyone involved & will continue to be so long into the future, too – thanks mainly due to its timeless design & ability to withstand the test of time like few others can manage to do so gracefully!
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2012 - Present
The current Lightning logo is a more traditional, simple look that removed the team’s name and city altogether. The circle around the bolt that has always been there remains, while the bolt itself is a crisp, clean look that is easy on the eyes.
2008 - 2011
The Lightning unveiled their new logo on August 25, 2007. The logo was similar to the inaugural one, but with a more modern look. The new logo also kept the same theme as the previous one, but with the words “TAMPA BAY” across the top now appearing with tall capital lettering, and the word “Lightning” no longer appearing on the bottom of the logo.
2002 - 2007
Subtle variations were made to the 2002 logo, such as the darkening of the color in the wordmark. Both “Tampa Bay” and “LIGHTNING” are in a darker blue.
1993 - 2001
Initially, Phil Esposito had just settled on a silver lightning bolt with the word “Tampa” across the top. Lowell and Paul then altered it slightly to include the circular backdrop on which it is emblazoned, which still is incorporated in today’s logo. The scripted wordmark “Tampa Bay” in blue with a white and black trim and “LIGHTNING” in blue with a white and black trim on the bottom.