Many people seem to have a outside entry way lamp in close proximity to their main entry door. This does not work well, particularly during insect season where you can’t use the light without having a swarm of something around it - EVEN if you use a bug lamp - yes it helps, but not 100%. So if you do open the door you get some of that swarm inside the house. Also having a lamp at apx eye level in the general area you are traveling does not help night vision at all.
Placing the lamp significantly higher then the door or off to one side provides plenty of light and does not create the situation where you are staring in the direction of the bright source of light, but lights up the area more evenly and also keeps insects away from the door.
Once the electrical wiring is in however it becomes so impractical to get the lamp moved. Perhaps this is different in a area where there are street lamps and people normally have that light off, but some areas it gets pitch black at night and some source of lighting is very welcome, but it is almost unusable at times.