Porter Lighting and Controls


Company News

StarTek Lighting America

We now represent Startek Lighting America in Arkansas. StarTek Lighting America designs, engineers, and manufactures top quality LED lighting solutions in Libertyville, IL for commercial, industrial, institutional and recreational applications.

-September, 2015

Kaite McMurrough

Katie McMurrough has joined our team as Inside Sales for Porter Lighting and Controls.  Katie graduated in May from Texas A&M University with a degree in Industrial Distribution and a minor in Business Administration.  She is getting married in July, and will officially start her career in our Little Rock office on July 27.  Katie enjoys golfing, hiking, and listening to music.  We are excited to have her on our team.

-June, 2015


We now represent Erco in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and San Antonio. Erco has lit up exhibits and showrooms all over the world with their high performance LED downlights. Erco's global network enables them to guarantee a reliable service - especially on international, trans-border projects. Take a look at Erco's many past projects here.

-May, 2015

Elcast Lighting

We now Represent Elcast Lighting in Arkansas and Mississippi. Elcast provides architectural and commercial exterior lighting products.

-April, 2015

Ephesus Lighting

We now represent Ephesus Lighting in all of the territories we cover. Ephesus specializes in LED sports lighting solutions for stadiums, arenas, and outdoor courts. Ephesus is different in that their new-age technology has been developed to give you control over exactly how much light you need, where you need it, and when it is needed. These customizations allow more light to be produced using less energy.

-March, 2015

Chase Coale

Chase Coale has joined our Bell & McCoy IT team in Houston. Chase has an associate's degree in Information Technology, and is working towards his Microsoft certifications. Chase will be a great asset to our team.

-January, 2015


We now represent Lightsmith , Lightsmith is a manufacturer of traditional and contemporary church lighting and custom luminaries. 

-February 2015

Amie Lawson

Amie Lawson has joined our Lighting Quotations team.  Amie has been in the lighting industry for seven years and we are excited about the knowledge and experience she brings to the Porter Lighting and Controls team.

-December, 2015

Visco Lighting

We now represent Visco, manufacturer of a wide variety of cast iron and steel ornamental streetlights, traffic signal poles, bollards, and other streetscape equipment.

-November, 2014

Andrew Coles

Andrew Coles has joined our team as Customer Service/Inside Sales.  Andrew's previous experience in lighting showroom sales will be a great asset to our team.   He lives in Little Rock and is currently finishing up his last year of college as a Finance major. 

-August, 2014

Lightnet Architectural Lighting

We now represent Lightnet Architectural Lighting, a specialist for professional building illumination, inspiring customers with aesthetic, functional and energy-efficient luminaires. 

-August, 2014

The Lighting Edge

We now represent The Lighting Edge in Arkansas, West Tennessee and North Mississippi.  The Lighting Edge offers decorative commercial and specification grade lighting, custom lighting fixtures and lighting fixture restoration.

-August, 2014

Calpipe Security Bollards

We now represent Calpipe Security Bollards in Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Northern Louisiana.  Calpipe manufacturers vehicle-stopping security posts that range from functional to aesthetically-designed safety barriers.

-August, 2014


We now represent Lilibend in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  Lilibend is a specification grade LED tape system suitable for architectural as well as high end residential projects.

-July, 2014


We now represent Emergensee Lighting Products in Arkansas, North Mississippi and North Louisiana.  Emergensee provides quality Life-Safety lighting products and at competitive prices.  They keep an in-depth inventory available for quick shipping.

-July, 2014

Vivid Leds

We now represent ViVid Leds, a complete source for LED replacement lamps and fixtures specializing in commercial, residential and architectural lighting applications.

-July, 2014


We now represent Luminii in Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee.  Lumini is a premier manufacturer of specification grade LED lighting products for interior and exterior applications.

-June, 2014

Dan McCoy Retirement and Legacy Award

Danney McCoy has announced his retirement, effective May 30, 2014.  Danney founded Bell & McCoy 42 years ago. His vision and passion for our company and this industry will always be a part of us.  On June 1, 2014 he will begin an exciting new journey as he and Breanna move to Boquete, Panama.  Click here to read the retirement announcemen from "Panama Dan".

The Houston Electrical League honored Danney with their prestigious Legacy Award.  A $2,000 scholarship will be given in his name every year to a deserving student.  The Legacy Award honors individuals who have been supporters of the H.E.L. and made a substantial impact on our industry.  Congratulations Danney Van McCoy!

-May, 2014

Hinkley Lighting

We now represent Hinkley Lighting.  Hinkley manufactures energy-efficient decorative lighting solutions.  They are a global brand, intent on providing the best in style, quality and value.

-April, 2014

Douglas Lighting Controls

We now represent Douglas Lighting Controls in Arkansas, North Louisiana, North Mississippi and West Tennessee.  Douglas manufactures a full line of lighting control products from basic components to pre-assembled systems. Their products and systems are installed in thousands of buildings worldwide and have come to be known for our reliable product and years of tremendous service.

-March ,2014

Brandi O'Daniel

Brandi O’Daniel has joined our lighting accounting team located in Houston.  Brandi has eight years experience in accounting, previously in the marine and engineering/construction fields.  She is currently pursuing a degree in accounting at the University of Houston.

-March ,2014

Green Creative

We now represent Green Creative,  a solid state lighting development and manufacturing company that specializes in retrofit lighting for the commercial market, offering a comprehensive line of LED lighting solutions.

-March ,2014

ILP Lighting

Porter Lighting & Controls now represents ILP Lighting. Since its inception in 2003, ILP has focused its business solely on manufacturing high efficiency lighting products for a wide variety of commercial applications, providing the most comprehensive line of fluorescent, induction, and LED fixtures on the market.

-December, 2013

OnLine Power, Inc.

We now represent OnLine Power, Inc., a leading world-class designer and producer of power protection products. Since our beginnings in 1975, we have grown to this position by offering our customers a wide selection of power protection equipment based on the technological innovation and on the reliability of our products.

-February, 2014

Boca Flasher

Porter Lighting & Controls now represents Boca Flasher. Boca Flasher has history of successful LED lighting design and manufacturing since 1995. Starting with LED lighting and associated control products for the traffic safety market, Boca has progressively grown into a full-scale manufacturer and support provider.

-January, 2014

William Ellis "Buddy" Binyon (1945-2014)

William Ellis "Buddy" Binyon, 68, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Buddy was born on March 4, 1945, in Odessa to Nicholas and Heloise Binyon.  He enjoyed the water and all things about it. He especially enjoyed boating, fishing, "bobbing," sunrises, sunsets, night riding, and most of all his family and friends.  Buddy's career in the electrical industry spanned over 40 years. He joined Bell & McCoy in 1972 as a principal owner. Throughout his time in the industry, he was considered a leader, mentor, confidante, trainer, supporter and, most of all, a friend.  He was a passionate man who had a true spirit for living life to the fullest. He cherished his family. Survivors: His wife and best friend of 48 years, Irene; son, Jason and his wife, Gina; daughters, Paige Lonibos and her husband, Neil, and Stacy Binyon; grandchildren, Tanner, Trace and Ty Binyon, Ashton, Braeden and Cason Lonibos; brothers, Nick and his wife Beverly, and Gary Binyon ; sister, Tricia Adcox and husband, Charles; as well as loving nieces and a nephew.   Tribute Video

-January, 2014

Porter Lighting & Controls "2013 Outstanding Sales Achievement Award" from PMC Lighting

Porter Lighting and Controls received an “Outstanding Sales Achievement” award from PMC Lighting for 2013 in recognition of achieving & exceeding our sales goal.