I have an older light switch in my basement that no longer works (when lifted to the "on" position there is no "click" and it simply falls back to the "off" position). I took off the faceplate intending to replace it but the markings on it were not a single rating, but instead contained what appears to be two sets of amp/volt ratings?
If the text is not legible in the photo it reads:
5A 250V 10A 125V
UND LAB INC INSP
A. H. & H.
I'm a bit confused by this– When previously replacing light switches I've generally relied on simply replacing the switch with a new switch of the same rating as that seemed relatively safe. There are only two wires going in to the back of the switch, and as far as I am aware this is the only switch controlling the light in this room. I am wondering what kind of switch this is. I was hoping to replace it with this switch:
…which is rated 15A-120V. I am located in the Chicago area of the United States. I can take additional photographs or provide additional context upon request– any assistance is appreciated.