Originally Posted by electroken
Not exactly. The taillight bulb has two filaments. The actual taillight is 5W. Applying the brake lights the second 21W filament, for a total of 26W. These numbers are from the factory service manual.
So the only significant number here is the 5W, as I find I often release the brake and actually go somewhere.
Did I read a hint of sarcasm? lol. To be completely forthright I also upgraded the rear to an LED unit but did so for safety vs trying to save wattage...I did save a whole 2.1 watts on the running side and 4.2 watts on the brake side. Whoohoo!
btw...I've seen worthless OEM connectors suck up more power than saved by going to an LED rear light.