Zigbee Home Automation Question


Hi, how are you?
I had a question about zigbee hubs. I notice the woot has the Echo Plus first generation on sale for 160 US quarters. Would anyone recommend this as a quality (yet cheap) zigbee hub? I hear these hubs are snazzy and what the cool kids use for their home automation needs. My home automation desire is when I open my apartment door the hallway light will go on (assuming said door has a contact sensor). I understand that I could simply flip the light switch but I’d like not to because I’m lazy.

Thoughts (specifically about the 1st gen echo plus as a quality zigbee hub)?