In my opinion, night vision has a very limited application for engaging in, or defending against a team of attackers at night where various duties are divide up. In any one man operation checking out your home at night - this is WAY
too much gear to be thinking about. All I have is a pistol with night sights and that's enough for me to fumble around with in the middle of the night.
but X-10 sells switches that replace the wall toggle switches, and plugs for e.g. table lamps, so you can turn on all the lights you have X-10 switches on, whatever circuit they are on. Not very costly or involved, and you don't have to rip into the wiring to have control of whatever lights you wish.
Now, that's an excelent idea!