WeHo Offers Free Motion Detector Lights to Residents, Businesses


West Hollywood is promoting its “Lights On West Hollywood” program, which provides free motion detector lights to qualifying properties in the city. All West Hollywood addresses are eligible for participation in the Lights On program.

“The Lights On program is a simple, yet highly effective, way in which the city is responding to community concerns about safety on the city’s Eastside,” said City Councilmember John Heilman. “We all have a part to play in keeping our neighborhoods safe and some things, such as safety lighting, are just good common-sense fundamentals. I hope this program is widely used across the city.”

Example of motion detector light (Home Depot).

The Lights On program is part of a series of community safety initiatives approved by the West Hollywood City Council in December. The city’s Public Safety Department is working to implement these initiatives, which include targeting abandoned and neglected properties, improving lighting in residential neighborhoods and working with social service agencies to ensure best practices are employed.

To receive a free motion-activated light through the Lights On program, participants must be West Hollywood residents or own a business or property in the city. One light is available per address and lights are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The city will not install lights or be responsible for maintenance. Supplies are limited and Neighborhood Watch participants will receive priority. Applicants who are renters must have the authorization of the property owner where the light is to be installed.

Lights On program details and a downloadable application form are available on the City of West Hollywood’s website.

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