Exterior Light On Stucco
Hi, I'm trying to put up a light on a stucco surface on the house. There are two ways I've seen this done:
1) Buy a pre-fabbed light kit that has a gasket and a round box that essentially just pulls the wire from inside through the center, then you seal around it with silicone caulking. This would only require a 1/2" hole, then some anchors to hold it on.
2) Install a junction box flush with the stucco, then attach the light to this. I'm assuming you'll still have to seal around the light.
Which way is recommended? I couldn't find a good answer online -- obviously #1 is better, but some people said it may break code. #2 will require much more work since I'll have to buy a grit hole saw about the size of the junction box.