My experience is light at night is not uniform. There are areas in greater and lesser shadow and moving a few feet can change everything. In my home I leave some lights low level lights on all the time everywhere except bedrooms where I plan to be. Will I be able to see my sights or id a target? I don't know. Which is why its a good idea to have lots of options. Flash lights, ambient light, night sights, red dots I'll take all the help I can get. I do know this, someone shooting at me has identified themselves as targets, lights, no lights its a target.
The amount of control people think they will have amazes me. If you hear your front door reduced to splinters or your dog trying its best but going down hard guess what. ID has just been made. From what I have gathered home invasions happen fast, sudden and violently and control is pretty much nonexistent.
A little government and a little luck are necessary in life; but only a fool trusts either of them.