The solid state luminescent properties of new statistical copolymers of 2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene and a porphyrin-substituted phenylene vinylene are reported. The photoluminescence, PL, emission shows an efficient energy transfer to the porphyrin, in spite of the small absorption coefficient of the porphyrin in the wavelength range of the poly [2-methoxy-5-(2'- ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene], MEH-PPV, emission. At a porphyrin content of 0.25%, by weight, the emission is already dominated by the porphyrin. The PL efficiency of these copolymers is significantly reduced from the value of 13% for MEH-PPV down to 3% for the copolymer with 10.84% of porphyrin. Efficient energy transfer is also observed in the emission spectra of light-emitting diodes.