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Shark Apex Uplight Review

True Score

81
81
5

Experts

85
330

Consumers

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Critics lauded the Shark APEX UpLight and recommended it for carpets, hard floors, and stairs. They were impressed by its effectiveness, HEPA filter, and LED headlights.

Researchers also praised its moderately sized dirt compartment, pet hair cleaning prowess, and long power cord. However, they were displeased by its relatively heavy design.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Shark APEX UpLight is a mid-range stick vacuum cleaner released in 2019, promising a self-cleaning brush roll and powerful cleaning on carpets and hard floors.

Like some of the top vacuum cleaners on the market, this device has LED headlights, illuminating its path. It has a large 0.7L dirt compartment and offers good maneuverability.

This model comes with a HEPA filter, removing up to 99.97% of allergenic particles as small as 0.3 microns. Browse below to learn more about the Shark APEX UpLight and see our Samsung POWERbot R7040 review if you prefer a robot vacuum.

Consensus

our Verdict

Professional reviewers praised the Shark APEX UpLight, recommending it for bare floors, carpets, and stairs. They were pleased with its large 0.7L dirt compartment and long 30.18-foot power cord.

If you need a similar cordless model, see our Shark Cordless Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away review. Editors at Digital Trends were happy with its selection of tools.

This vacuum produced up to 0.73 kPa of suction power during testing, clearing an outstanding 99% of the large debris on bare floors and 90% on high-pile carpets.

Testers at Vacuums Guide were happy with its LED headlights and good maneuverability, although the Shark ION F80 review is easier to maneuver.

This vacuum produced up to 79.5 dBA of sound, which proved slightly high for a stick vacuum. Testers were pleased with its HEPA filter and filtration system, which prevented dirt from escaping during tests.

However, people with allergies can also check out the Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power review, which has a fully sealed system. Also, its 11.24-lb weight is high.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great performance on bare floors and low-pile carpets
  • Outstanding maneuverability
  • No recurring costs
  • LED headlight
  • HEPA filter

Reason to Avoid

  • So-so performance on high-pile carpets
  • Short power cord
  • A bit heavy

Shark Apex Uplight Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.2 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffNo
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width9"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Cord LengthCord Length30 ft
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCorded
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA, Washable
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight10.8 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageUnknown

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)98.5
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)71.12
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)97.66
Noise Level (dB)79.7

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Market Context

The Shark APEX UpLight is a mid-range stick vacuum cleaner released in 2019, promising a self-cleaning brush roll and powerful cleaning on carpets and hard…

The Shark APEX UpLight is a mid-range stick vacuum cleaner released in 2019, promising a self-cleaning brush roll and powerful cleaning on carpets and hard floors.

Like some of the top vacuum cleaners on the market, this device has LED headlights, illuminating its path. It has a large 0.7L dirt compartment and offers good maneuverability.

This model comes with a HEPA filter, removing up to 99.97% of allergenic particles as small as 0.3 microns. Browse below to learn more about the Shark APEX UpLight and see our Samsung POWERbot R7040 review if you prefer a robot vacuum.

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Bagless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.2 gal

0.3 gal

0.37 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

No

No

Yes

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

No

Automatic

Cleaning Path Width

9"

8.11"

12.3"

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

Carpet, Hardwoods

All floors

Cord Length

30 ft

30 ft

30.25 ft

Corded/Cordless

Corded

Corded

Corded

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Expert Score

81

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Customer Score

85

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True Score

81

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Shark APEX UpLight is a great vacuum for use on bare floors. It easily… Read More

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
  • Vacuum Cleaner Advisor
    83.26

    Category Trust Rating

    86
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Nigel Russco
  • Digital Trends
    67.88

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Erika Rawes
  • The Gadgeteer
    38.16

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    For over 35 years, we have had Shelties in our lives. (Not the same one,… Read More

    By:

    Smythe Richbourg
  • Bike Radar
    0

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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