NFPA 130 requires that conductors serving emergency egress lighting be protected. I have a situation where I have pole light fixtures in an open air train station platform that are to be on standby power for egress lighting purposes. My question is: once the conductors and conduit enter the base of the pole fixture from below, do we need to have the conductors inside of a conduit also within the light pole itself. Is the pole considered part of the light fixture (therefore no conduit required inside of the pole) or is the pole considered a raceway? If the pole is a raceway, it would not meet NFPA 130 on its own, therefore a conduit would be needed inside of the pole which presents installation problems. Thank you.