I vaguely remember that lighting may be required outside in some instances for safety reasons. This purchased as a new built home around March has no light at the front door, kitchen pantry, or the storage closet that goes under the stairs. These were on his “list of concerns”. I always ask “What are your concerns”.
Any ideas about an official standard? Seems a walkway may need it if the walkway is above grade, that sort of thing I remember. The front door, pantry, and storage closet just seem like common sense. They keep a flashlight in the kitchen to use in the pantry.