A Review for the SMOK TFV8 Big Baby LIGHT Edition – I know a handful of Vapers that use the SMOK Big Baby SMOK Big Baby exclusively. I can give them other tanks to try, like the Uwell Valyrian or even the new TFV12 Prince, but these fine folks always find themselves back to the Big Baby Tank.
Last year, by accident I’m sure, SMOK Tank designers hit a homerun with the Big Baby Tank. That being the case, SMOK executives must have been worried about reaching saturation at some point. “How do we continue to grow the TFV8 Big Baby market?”
Expanding the Market
Like other Tank manufacturers, when SMOK first introduces a new tank, or a new mod, it will be released in a Stainless color/finish and a Black color/finish. Early Adopters will buy them, others will wait and see. SMOK will pay close attention to feedback to sales numbers, and reviews.
The thing about Chinese manufacturing is that they can turn on a dime, and if something needs changing or fixing, within two weeks the fix or change is out there. It’s truly breathtaking to see a product go from prototype to shipping product in a couple of weeks.
Okay, so anyway, if early sales look good for the new tank, several days later, sometimes sooner, they announce anywhere from 6-10 new colors for that tank. After that, well, it’s either a new tank, or a new version, or some new design tweaks.
Moving Carefully with the Prized TFV8 Big Baby Sub-Ohm
Because the TFV Big Baby Sub-Ohm Tank is so good, and so popular, SMOK had to move slow, and deliberate, so as not to knock the apple cart. No matter what they chose to do, one thing was sacrosanct; Do not change the way the Big Baby Vapes.
Right now, as I write this, there are a total of twelve (12) gorgeous colors that the TFV8 Big Baby comes in. There is even a Pink one now. It’s fair to say that with the length of time the Big Baby has been on the market, and the broad range of colors it comes in, something had to be done to “reset” the production cycle. That something was…
Installing LED Lights!
SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Beast Light Edition Sub-Ohm Tank
The SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Beast Light Edition Sub-Ohm Tank performs every bit as good as the TFV8 Big Baby. The dimensions are exactly the same, even the weight, 60g is the same. And of course, the Coil family is the same.
When the LIGHT Edition initially shipped, a Black, Stainless, and 7-Color (Rainbow) were available. Today, SMOK has added a gold, gun-metal, and blue to the lineup. Next week, SMOK will add green, red, and purple to the team.
Following the same game plan as other SMOK Tanks, the Cobra Drip Tips will also be available for the LIGHT Edition Tank, as well as a bulb shaped glass tank that expands eliquid capacity to 7mL. (1mL less than the TFV12 Prince)
Before we talk about the actual performance of the tank, and how the LED lighting works (and whether its gimmicky or useful), we should note that the TFV8 Big Baby Tank has dropped in price, and has reached “end of life” status. Once production runs out, the Big Baby will no longer be available, at least that’s what I heard.
SMOK TFV8 Big Baby and ‘Baby LIGHT’ Performance
V8-Baby-X4 – 0.15-ohms – 30-70W Range, Optimal of 45-60W
V8-Baby-Q2 – 0.4-ohm – 40-80W Range, Optimal of 55-65W
The TFV8 Big Baby Kit included the Q2, X4, and the V8 Baby RBA.
The TFV8 Big Baby LIGHT Kit includes the Q2, X4, and T6 (0.2-ohm 40-130W).
Replacement Coils In Detail
Wire Material: Kanthal Resistance
Wicking Material: Organic Cotton
Resistance (Q2): 0.4 Ohms
Resistance (X4): 0.15 Ohms
Resistance (T6): 0.2 Ohms
Resistance (T8): 0.15 Ohms
Resistance (M2): 0.25 Ohms (*Designed for Stick V8 and Direct Output)
Recommended Wattage (Q2): 55W – 65W – (80W Maximum)
Recommended Wattage (X4): 45W – 60W – (70W Maximum)
Recommended Wattage (T6): 70W – 90W – (130W Maximum)
Recommened Wattage (T8): 60W – 80W – (110W Maximum)
Recommened Wattage (M2): 25W – 45W – (*Designed for Direct Output)
SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast Atomizer Coil Includes:
5 x SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast Atomizer Coils (Model of Your Choice)
Default Performance of the TFV8 Big Baby LIGHT Edition
Equipped with the preinstalled V8-Baby-Q2 Coil, this dual coil 0.4-ohm Kanthal/Cotton coil best vapes High VG juices at 60W.
While all SMOK Kanthal Coils can be killed off by Super Sweet MaxVG or All-VG eliquids, The Q2 stands up to Coil Killers somewhat better than the X4 Coil, getting maybe another day of good performance under most conditions. That said, if you like the preinstalled coil in your Big Baby tanks, simply remove the Q2 and screw in the X4 before vaping.
Despite all the SMOK Sub-Ohm Tanks sharing many of the same design elements, the Big Baby, and the Big Baby LIGHT, allow for incredible airflow with the air slots fully open. Drawing in from drip tip, the Coil produces superior flavor and thick, flavorful vapor. All the Coils perform extremely well inside the Big Baby and Big Baby LIGHT, but there is some control over flavor and vapor with the right Coil choice.
SMOK continues to use the same signature Hinge and Lock Top Fill System, however, what is new to the Big Baby Beast is the LED ring under the O-Ring located on the bottom of the tank. Whenever the user fires up the tank the LED lights activate. Using different colored O-rings can change the color of the LED light. The Big Baby LIGHT Edition comes with several O-Rings of different colors.
I have heard that the airflow slots were expanded in the LIGHT Edition, increasing each air slot to 15mm by 2mm. But, for the life of me, I’ve stared at both tanks and I cannot tell the difference in size. Whether the size increased or not, this tank, the old and the new, pump out a crazy amount of clouds and flavor.
Wrapping Up… and the Score
Here’s the deal; I suggest you read our review for the SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Sub-Ohm Tank, just to get a fuller sense of this hugely popular tank.
The TFV8 Big Baby LIGHT Edition performs the same as the Big Baby, comes with one extra prebuilt coil and minus one RBA. Vendors have discounted the Big Baby, but you’ll use the same Coils and pay accordingly.
If the question you’re asking yourself is something like “Do I want or need the LED lights?”, I can answer part of that question for you. No, you don’t “need” the LED lights 99.999% of the time, but you know, I vape a lot in the dark. At home, or in a club that allows vaping, and that bit of light shining while I take a pull on the drip tip has come in handy a couple of the times. Is it a gimmick?
Is the new TFV8 Big Baby LIGHT Edition another way to reset the marketing of the TFV8 Big Baby? Probably. But you know, this tank is a top performer and thousands and thousands of people love it. Your real decision, unless the LED lights ARE the big draw for you, is to decide whether the Tank Kit with the RBA or the Tank Kit with the extra Baby-T10 Coil, serves you better.=
I love my set of Big Baby LIGHT Tanks, especially the Gun-Metal finish, and the Blue finish.
With a juice capacity of 5mL, with a wide range of Coils, and with wicked performance pumping out huge clouds and true fidelity flavor, the Big Baby LIGHT Edition scores….
SMOK TFV8 Big Baby LIGHT Edition Features and Package Contents
TFV8 Baby Beast LIGHT Features:
- 24.5mm Diameter
- Hinge and Lock Top Fill System
- Swivels Open and Shut
- Fill Port
- 5.0ml Max Capacity
- SMOK Baby Turbo Coil Family
- V8 Baby X4 Coil Head
- 0.15 ohm
- Quadruple Coil
- 30 to 70W
- 45 to 60W Recommended Range
- V8 Baby T6 Coil Head
- 0.2 ohm
- Sextuple Coils
- 40 to 130W
- 70 to 90W Recommended Range
- V8 Baby X4 Coil Head
- LED Light Located on the Bottom of the Tank Seal
- Color is Configurable through Sealing O-Rings
- Color is Configurable through Sealing O-Rings
- Dual Adjustable 15mm by 2mm Air slots
- 8.5mm Delrin Drip Tip
- Stainless Steel and Glass Construction
TFV8 Baby Beast LIGHT Kit Package Includes:
- One SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Beast Light Sub-Ohm Tank
- One V8 Baby X4 Coil Head
- One V8 Baby T6 Quadruple Coil Head
- One V8 Baby Q2 0.4 Coil Head
- One Replacement Glass Tank Section
- Spare Parts Pack
- User Manual