Like he said...I would use the tape. I stock 3528 and 5050 led tape in warm white, cool white, rgb, blue and red for kitchens, built in cabinets and decks. The light is much more even and you don't need much of a valance to hide the strips...I use 5/8" toe kick ripped in half for my valances and it looks great.The strip would be my choice. It's a simpler installation and provides even illumination along the whole length. It's also much brighter.