Despite living near the corner of a fairly busy intersection, our apartment is located in a lighting limbo smack dab inbetween the two nearest street lamps, resulting in a dangerously unlit spot that makes for a hazardous walk up to our doorstep. And because we rent, we cannot, nor do we necessarily want to, invest in installing an outdoor lighting system.
I've found a possible solution, albeit, one that isn't free. The LA DWP offers outdoor lighting that can be installed onto a DWP utility pool from $12 - $40 per month and per light, depending on size and type. Now if I could convince my neighbors to split the cost, we'd all benefit from improved lighting outside our apartment walkway.
More information here or just call 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397) to make an appointment with an LA DWP Outdoor Lighting Specialist.