Virtual switch question

I use Node red to create “Virtual Switches” by using the entity node / switch exposed to HA. But I just found out that I can create an Input_boolian by using Helpers in HA. My question is are there any benefits to using one over the other?

for the booleans you don’t need Node Red since you can create them directly in HA? :man_shrugging:

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I suppose it depends on what you want to do with the switch. If you just need a simple toggle then, as @finity said, just use a helper. If you need it to do something when you toggle it then you either write automation for your helper or create a switch template that suits your needs.