I am working (slowly) on my first lighting job for a client. She wants spotlights on the house. I showed her what spots looked like on half the house. (symetrical facade). She was fine with it. I also need some light on her low growing plants in the front landscape bed to give some depth to the lighting.
I didn't have any lights to show her but when I mentioned path lights, she said no. I then realized my mistake was not calling them spread lights which was my real purpose. Even after I told her the purpose, she said no. I think she was picturing "path" lights like you would buy in a big-box store. I am going to try to correct my mistake by getting some path / spread lights to demonstrate to her.
So, answering the original question, yes there are other uses for these "path" lights.
Starry Night Lighting
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."