The Shark Rotator vacuum has two powerful settings for cleaning - a brushroll for deep cleaning carpets, and suction only for cleaning bare floor or areas "above-floors". Note that the headlights will illuminate any time the power is on. " Bare floors: Simply press the power button on the top of the canister to turn on the suction. Then tilt the handle back while you gently step on the floor nozzle. Note that the brushroll will not spin in this mode. " Hose and accessories: Press the handle or wand release buttons on the back of the handle depending on the amount of reach you require. Then lift the handle up, insert an accessory onto the end of the wand, press the power button and begin cleaning. " Carpets: Press the brushroll button while the power is on and tilt the handle back while you gently step on the floor nozzle in order to start the brushroll spinning. The brushroll indicator light near the brushroll button will illuminate when the button is engaged.