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💡 Light Bulb Emoji

The image of a yellow light bulb as if it is lit is the emoji symbol of a sudden idea or notion. It typically refers to the fact that a new concept or idea has popped into someone’s head. Light Bulb Emoji can mean “I’ve got a new idea! Let’s go to the seaside for your birthday!”.

Light Bulb Emoji is also known as a Light Bulb Symbol, or a Lightbulb Emoji.

Light Bulb Emoji is a special symbol that looks like a picture 💡 (you may see empty box or "X" if unsupported), but really it's a text, so you can simply copy and paste this emoji as a regular letter, symbol or text. This trick works for Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, SMS and any other website, messenger or application. The only nuance is that supported emoji set is the same for all recent versions of platforms and applications, but appearance (pictures themself) are slightly different for iPad/iPhone, Android, and Samsung Galaxy devices. Here you can see how Light Bulb Emoji is displayed on iOS, Android, Windows, and other platforms and applications.

Light Bulb Emoji, Apple style
Apple
Light Bulb Emoji, Google style
Google
Light Bulb Emoji, Microsoft style
Microsoft
Light Bulb Emoji, Samsung style
Samsung
💡
Browser / Native
Light Bulb Emoji, Twitter style
Twitter
Light Bulb Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Light Bulb Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Light Bulb Emoji, LG style
LG
(i)
ASCII Emoticon

Light Bulb Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+1F4A1
Unicode name
Light Bulb
Category
Objects / Interior
Keywords
comic, electric, light
Windows Alt-code
Alt+1F4A1
Decimal HTML Entity
💡
Hex HTML Entity
💡
UTF-16 hex
0xD83D 0xDCA1
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb
Version
Unicode 6.0
Year
2010 (see all emoji of 2010)

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How to type Light Bulb Emoji

There are number of methods to type Light Bulb Emoji. Easiest way is to copy & paste, but other methods, like windows alt-codes and HTML-entities (for web sites) are also popular enough.

You may use this Copy and Paste Emoji List to copy/type emoji one-by-one or this Online Emoji Keyboard to write all your message at one time and copy it when finished.

Copy and paste Light Bulb Emoji

It's very easy to get Light Bulb Emoji both on computer and mobile without any emoji keyboard installed. All you need is to select, copy and paste this symbol: . Select this like a regular text, and copy to the clipboard. After doing that, switch to another website or application and paste emoji using context menu or keyboard. Hint: use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste emoji.

Even if emoji symbol or smiley looks like a black square or question mark, it most probably will be converted into appropriate image by web site or application where you paste it.

Light Bulb Emoji HTML-entities

HTML entites are intended for using on websites. You can put Light Bulb Emoji html entity code in decimal or hexadecimal form right in your message, and it will be translated into graphical representation of Light Bulb Emoji after you submit.

Light Bulb Emoji Alt-codes for Windows

It's easy to type emoji or any other Unicode character with code value up to U+0ffff by it's alt-code in MS Windows. Here are instructions.

  1. Press and hold Alt key on keyboard.
  2. Hit the Plus (+) button on numeric keypad.
  3. Type the hexadecimal Unicode value digit-by-digit
  4. Now release the Alt key and you'll see your character.

Note 1. This method works only for unicode codepoints U+0ffff and bellow.

Note 2. If this trick does not work, you should check some settings in your Windows Registry. If you don't know what the Registry is, please don't try this! Run regedit.exe and navigate to the HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method branch. Add EnableHexNumpad key with type of REG_SZ and set it to "1". You may need to log off and back on to enable this input type.