I will be installing new light fixtures in two bathrooms that look like this:
Each fixture will be replacing a light box. Meaning it is a simple chrome plated box about 30" wide with a plastic diffuser and sat on top of a mirror.
The challenge: The old light is connected to the power cable and there is no work box, it was simply screwed to the wall and wired up. The wire comes through the wall via a hole as big as the cable.
I plan on using an old work box to not only contain the cable, but attach the new light fixture to it.
My question is: How much weight can the old work box hold? (As it will be secured to the sheet rock and not a stud).