Can I mount my outdoor light with the plate that came with it on brick? (pics in description) via /r/DIY

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Can I mount my outdoor light with the plate that came with it on brick? (pics in description)

I have a light I purchased that I'm trying to mount in a spot where there was no previous light, so no gangbox or wiring. This is on a garage wall where the outside is full brick (not like a veneer or 1/2 bricks, these are full on bricks).

I have access inside the garage through the drywall to run conduit, wire and even put a box for the cable, however my problem arises as to how I get the light mounted outside on the brick. I have a hammer drill and can put a 3/4" hole in the brick/mortar to run the cable, but rather than try and cut out a hole and mount a gangbox in the brick, can i just get some anchors/mollys and mount the bracket for the light direct to the brick? I can replace the screws used to tighten the light down with shorter ones (I had to do that on the other two lights I put up, exactly the same) because of the depth of the light itself is way too thick compared to the screws they give you. Here is a pick of the light to show how shallow it is, I'd say maybe 1/2" at most

https://imgur.com/bcRnkSc

Here is the mounting bracket that came with the light:

https://imgur.com/LnmtxDe

and here is how it would hang on the bracket (the included screws pass through the face of the light and are covered by those bronze caps)

https://imgur.com/1kyVIJa

If I don't have to I'd rather not need to cut a gangbox hole in the brick to mount one, or is there some sort of low-profile mounting bracket I can put against the brick that will fit the depth of the light?

Thanks in advance!

Submitted May 05, 2021 at 03:04PM by uniquepassword
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