Enclosed Controls: Common Applications


Milbank commercial pedestals provide a safe and secure enclosure to protect electrical distribution and control components, keeping the power flowing to critical traffic technology. Our battery backup traffic pedestals include batteries, switching equipment and fans for thermal control. Our slimline traffic pedestals come in 12" and 20" versions. Side utility section allows for very close placement to walls and other obstructions.

Outdoor Lighting

Milbank lighting control pedestals contain a load center for “always on” loads that includes a main circuit breaker, as well as a load center connected to a PE receptacle and contactor for timed, controlled loads. Optional light shield for PE receptacle helps prevent light cycling due to automobile headlights. Pedestals can be painted any color to match and blend in with surroundings.

Sports Lighting

Milbank commercial pedestals are capable of including sophisticated controls for athletic lighting systems, including timers, pushbutton starts and buzzers to warn when the lights are about to turn off. These units can include remote monitoring and control equipment to track usage and ensure system is working properly. Milbank commercial pedestals can also be configured to support additional loads for concession stands, scoreboards, utility sheds, etc.


Milbank enclosed controls can provide an all-in-one solution to energize and protect the irrigation controller, breakers and GFI receptacles necessary to keep water flowing through sprinklers and pivots. These pedestals come pre-wired and can be installed in under an hour with use of Milbank's pre-drilled box pad. A wall-mount option is also available. 

EV Charging Power Distribution

The number of electric vehicle charging stations will increase dramatically in the coming years. Milbank designs power distribution solutions for these units with many options for customization. Dual meter option is available for applications when lighting and EV charging usage need to be metered separately. Pedestals can be skinned with logos, designs, or custom color schemes.

Events and Festivals

Outdoor concerts, fairs, swap meets, seasonal festivals and other events can create some challenging logistics when it comes to electrical distribution. Milbank can design custom commercial pedestals to fit over manhole covers and add features like in-use covers that can connect cords to all loads while keeping the cabinet locked and secure. Options include high amperage main breakers for heavy loads, receptacles included to specifications, and metered or non-metered configurations.