So I went ahead and lowered the R values on the 222A & 4401 pins to 470 Ohms and it made no difference in the brightness.What I don't understand is that the 3904 transistor is only rated for 200mA where as the other two are rated 600mA.I would think these to stronger transistors would have no problem switching my 200mA load.
I took the measurement reading you suggested and the reading was the same between all transistors with a variance of .1 volts.The voltage in is +11.97vDC (+12vDC) @ Source and the voltage at the collector to ground is +11.70 give or take the .1 between the different types. That reading is with a 470 Ohm R on the 3 "odd balls" and a 1k R on all others.I would still like an explanation to this problem even though I have solved it by switching to a ULN2803A. Knowing why the NPN setup was doing that will help in future projects I'm sure.
This is why I am stumped. My wiring was exactly as you just stated.
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