SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light Preview | The TFV8 legacy continues

Light up the night with SMOK’s newest, “illuminated” tank atomizer.

SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light tank and lights circles

SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light Intro

For many cloud chasing enthusiasts, SMOK’s TFV8 atomizer completely changed the game. And with only a handful of vape manufacturers focused primarily on the non-rebuildable market, SMOK has successfully held onto its lead in this area.

Adding to this series, the TFV8 Big Baby Light is the updated version of its namesake and quite literally “lights up” at the base.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking… “Um, really is that all?” Expecting a bit more myself, I couldn’t help but wonder, is this really all that has changed? This is what I uncovered…

Retail Price: $41-$61.50

Colors: Black, Purple, Red, Stainless Steel, Rainbow

SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light Specs and features

SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light tank kit content


  • Material: Stainless steel + Pyrex glass
  • Size:56 x 24.5 mm
  • Capacity:5.0 / 2.0 mL
  • Thread: 510
  • Output voltage:1.5 V
  • All parts detachable
  • Two large adjustable air slots
  • Top e juice refill design
  • Base with LED lights

Kit Contents:

  • 1 x TFV8 big baby light tank
  • 1 x V8 baby-q2 0.4 Ohm dual coil(pre-installed)
  • 1 x V8 baby-t8 0.15 Ohm octuple coil
  • 1 x V8 baby-x4 0.15 Ohm quadruple coil
  • 1 x Extra glass tank
  • 1 x 510 drip tip adapter
  • 14 x sealing rings
  • 1 x user manual
  • 1 x spare parts

What you see is what you get

SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light tank colors

The resulting hype over the TFV8’s initial release has since died down but the series is no less popular with vapers worldwide. Now adding to this collection, the Big Baby Light promises the same top performance that we have come to expect from all of the tanks in the series. But since the coils haven’t changed in the slightest, there is no real surprise here.

Additional elements that we have seen before include the quality, stainless steel construction – able to withstand high temperatures and heavy use – as well as a hinged, top- filling, ejuice compartment that truly is the epitome of convenience.

A flashy and colorful remake of the TFV8 Big Baby Tank.

With this model, SMOK introduces a new, “bulb-shaped” glass that extends the tank capacity from 5 mL to 7 mL. This comes as an add-on to the existing design and seems more an afterthought that a specific design change.

SMOK has also released a range of colorful, snake skin drip tips, which can be purchased separately. So, in essence you are simply getting the same tank with a few extra choices for customization. No big deal but nice to have nonetheless.

Sadly, when all is said and done, the LED light at the base of the tank really does appear to be the only distinctive feature of this model. Colored o-rings glow when the fire button is pressed, creating a partially customizable setup that is dependent on the color chosen. But aside from the obvious pros of looking cool and being handy for monitoring ejuice levels in the dark, there is no other real upside to this feature that I can tell.

All things considered, the TFV8 Big Baby Light is really just a “hipper” and possibly more attractive version of the TFV8 Big Baby. And even this is subjective. Don’t get me wrong, it is still a great tank. It just isn’t worth upgrading to this model for the sake of a few lights in my opinion. What are your thoughts on this “upgrade”?

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Saska Nel
A marketing manager by day and an avid reader - and vaper - by night, I came into the vape scene almost by accident and have never looked back. You will find me in sunny South Africa where I am mostly always curled up on the couch with a good book and a fruity vape. At other times, I am known to indulge my unhealthy obsession with musical theatre and live comedy shows, in that order.
  • Ben

    SMOK is starting to go downhill IMO, it’s like they ran out of ideas after the tfv12 and now are just re-designing old tanks and mods to look different

    • Greg Gerhardt

      The TFV8 X-Baby is a pretty innovative piece of equipment.

  • DaveKilli

    Pre built coils are a complete waste of money… replacing cotton is much cheaper. But hey, if you have money to burn and building is too much of a challenge then go for it.

  • RobN1

    The big baby is a great tank. It does everything well. The light version is still the same tank, just with a gimmick added. In saying that, I personally like the light displays (Procolor, T Priv, etc.), so I will be adding one or more of these to my collection.
    Oh yeah, the RBA works well for self builders.