"6 channel code" has the PWM value set at 100, which equates to about 300ma through the leds. Change the 100 to a max of 255 and recheck the current. It should now be at 1000ma and your leds should be a heck of a lot brighter.
And THAT'S why I asked, haha... This should be all I need to do. It's at 100 right now, so that explains why it seems so dim. I was thinking: "this is 1000 mA? No way!" Makes sense now: it WASN'T! Thanks for saving me again!
I may try sink's code, but that may wait until winter break.