After watching 'Solo, a Star Wars Story', I am left wondering why the TIE cockpits that we saw there were red.
To avoid confusion: I am not asking about the altogether new type of TIE featured prominently in the center of the image, that question has been answered elsewhere.
Since the movie takes place between Episode III and IV, I can imagine that the TIEs have not reached the design yet that we will see in 'Episode IV: A New Hope', with non-colored transparisteel. But what gets me wondering is that this red cockpit is also seen in the TIEs of Episodes set much later, e.g. in Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer.
Did 'red transparisteel' go out of fashion during the Galactic Empire and then make a comeback? Is it even transparisteel? Or are there actually a precursor and a more advanced version which both happen to be red? Or is it mood lighting inside the cockpit...?