What I did in our station is wire up two bulbs of our overhead fluorescent fixture to an X10 wall switch, and installed red colored covers over the bulbs. The relay output of the amplified base is connected to an X10 powerflash interface. When the call goes off, it trips the powerflash interface, which sends the signal to switches, which turns on the lights. We used to have the lights come on without the red filters, but the bright lights from a dead sleep was a bit of a shock. The red filters provide enough light to get going, but not too much to be a shock to the system. The lights can be turned off by the wall switch as normal.
X10 makes a bunch of things, and you can get creative, without the need to run a bunch of wires.