LED rope and tape lights supply a strip of light for long runs and decorative trims in accent lighting applications. They highlight architectural features, add cove lighting along ledges and recesses, and mark the edges of walkways. Their integrated LEDs have a long life and use minimal energy to reduce operating costs. These lights can be cut to length at marked cutting points along the strip. Tape lights are flatter than rope lights, making them easier to conceal in shallow niches and recesses. Also known as tape strip lights, they flex slightly but work best for straight runs. They are sometimes used as a cost-effective alternative to under-cabinet lighting fixtures. The light they produce is typically more diffused than the light from rope lights.