So I managed to convert the light into a little server status light to indicate when a server is having problems. This program is not going to be shared but the idea is out there for anyone.
Every server has it's own way of showing that it's down or having problems and ours was no different. Scanning a webpage for a particular piece of HTML proved very useful for telling if a server was down.
Light is off when everything is good as we don't want to annoy staff with a constant light. Light is Red when services on our server are failing. Light is Yellow when services on our server are degraded or slow.