The maximum current my transistors are designed for is 1.5 A (from collector to emitter).
I am looking to use a Raspberry Pi GPIO pin to switch a white LED strip on/off, by placing a transistor in the place of the ground wire of the LED strip.
The LED strip has a maximum current of 2.4 A. Can I use two transistors in parallel to supply the required current?
Below I've attached a rough schematic of what I mean, here I've coloured the wires going into the transistors' collectors as green and emitters as orange to distinguish between the two.
Secondly, is this safe?