Though a strip light and a rope light look similar, they are quite different. Rope lighting is basically a long circular tube that has a string of lights inside to appear as if they are glowing or twinkling. Often, the tube is plastic, or another clear material, and are often used for decorative purposes because it has minimal light output.
Strip lights, also called LED tape or ribbon lights, are flexible circuit boards that are surface mounted to emit LEDs with an adhesive backing. They are also very flexible and flat so that you can shape them to many different surfaces.
You can also cut LED strip lights to certain lengths so that you can install them wherever you need without there being excess amounts left. Both of these lighting strips are decorative, but are used for different purposes. Learn more ways to use LED strip lightig Here!