If you have only one color option on what I feel is 99% of all flashlights, it'll be black. Sometimes, they come in copper or titanium versions for people that like the grunty look of aged copper or the slick elegance of titanium - but usually, black it is. Now when I happen to find myself in a situation where I need a flashlight, It usually is dark. Too dark to see properly. That is when I reach into my pocket and search for my trusty EDC light, pull out the hand, fumble, drop it - and have to look for a black flashlight on the floor of a room to dark to see properly in. That is what got me thinking - there has to be a reason why they are black. Is black somehow the cheapest option for building one? Is the black color of a use I can't think of? Something to do with the light itself blending in with the dark? Something entirely different?