This lightbulb icon will be used to show an idea or a new concept from eLearning's faculty or staff.
Early versions of this icon (top right and top middle) had a black body that were designed to show a unique style to match our unique ideas. However, the black body was changed because the blub looked like it was turned off, and not very inspiring. The solid black color also made the entire icon appear flat and not very interesting.
I wanted to give the light bulb a different filament to help break up the large section of color and help show that this lightbulb was representing an idea, not a indoor light source. I used a lower case 'i' which stands for 'idea.' Clever.
The current revision (bottom left) has a varried black outline which achieves the unique look while giving the impression of being lit. Since the outline is not the same thickness, the over icon acheives a much more dynamic look and keeps the eye interested.
Keep an eye out for more icon progress!