According to thoughtco:
If fluorescent dyes weren't put in glow sticks, you wouldn't see any light at all. This is because the energy produced is usually invisible ultraviolet light. Fluorescent dyes may be added to light sticks to release colored light.
The dyes all have there own unique chemical structure, but how do these chemicals affect the amount of energy released in the chemical reaction? I am planning to do an investigation on the activation of energy of a lightstick, and I am wondering if the colors have anything to do with the reaction rate.